Use fresh coconut to achieve this velvety soft white cake that is a great dessert cake for picnics, potlucks, or family gatherings.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 - 9 inch layers
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, sift 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.

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  • Blend shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Mix in the flour mixture. Add 3/4 cup milk; beat for 2 minutes. Add egg whites, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup milk. Beat well.

  • Grease and flour two 9 inch round pans. Pour the batter into the pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool cake layers on a wire rack.

  • Remove the meat from the coconut and shred it.

  • To Make Frosting: Moisten 1 tablespoon flour with a small amount of water to make a paste. Combine 1 cup milk, coconut milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and shredded coconut in a saucepan. Mix in flour paste, and cook for 10 minutes. Cool the frosting, and spread over cake.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 35.3g 11% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 1.6mg 1% DV; sodium 178.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2005
the person who posted this delicious recipe accidently told the readers to add 1 teaspoon of salt 2 times. Thanx anyway the recipe was very tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2005
not good. try a different one. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2005
the person who posted this delicious recipe accidently told the readers to add 1 teaspoon of salt 2 times. Thanx anyway the recipe was very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2005
not good. try a different one. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
07/04/2006
There was nothing good about this recipe; the cake was very dense and the frosting was very runny. Don't waste good ingredients on a bad cake. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2004
the frosting never thickened it was just very runny and extremely sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2007
I loved this cake I made it for Valentines day and everyone loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2016
I made the mix to use in muffins. The mix was a bit thick but turned out great! Read More