This cake is a great holiday treat. Hope that you will enjoy it.

Carol

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 8 inch layer cake
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter or margarine and shortening. Add 1 cup sugar gradually, beating until mixture resembles whipped cream.

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  • Sift flour and baking powder together 3 times; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and almond extract. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites carefully. Pour batter into two greased 8 inch round pans.

  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cool layers on wire racks.

  • To Make Boiled Icing: Place 1 cup sugar, water, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, cream of tartar, 2 egg whites, and red food colouring in top of double boiler. Cook, beating constantly, until frosting is thick and creamy.

  • Frost cake with icing. Make a nest of green coconut on top of cake, and fill nest with candy eggs. Sprinkle a border of coconut around base of cake. Makes 15-20 servings.

  • To make green tinted coconut, Place coconut in a large plastic bag, put a few drops of green food color in the bag and shake until desired consistency is achieved.

Nutrition Facts

466 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 68.7g 22% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 15.6mg 5% DV; sodium 209.1mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2005
I made chocolate mousse (doubled the recipe) and I had 10 egg whites left over so this recipe was a perfect way to use them. The cake tasted super. I didn't have almond extract on hand so I used only vanilla. I didn't make the frosting. I'm thinking about using whipped cream and fresh strawberries to finish off the cake. I doubled the cake recipe. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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