Three Layer Coconut Cake

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A lovely cake for mother's day or any special occasion.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch layer cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 5 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Mix flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, and baking powder; add shortening and milk. Beat well. Beat in eggs and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Spread batter in three greased and floured 9 inch round pans.

  2. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cool, and remove from pans.

  3. Mix 3 cups sugar, corn syrup, and 1 cup boiling water in a saucepan; boil until mixture spins thread. Beat egg whites until stiff. Pour syrup over egg whites, beating constantly. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla to flavor the icing. Frost cake, and sprinkle with coconut.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

625 Calories
16g Fat
115g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 625
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 405mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 115g 42%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 87g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 132mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.