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

Carol

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

625 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 115.1g 37% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 64.4mg 22% DV; sodium 405.4mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2005
its a very flavour less cake so i would change the coconuts for fruit which suits you and for the frosting i would put chocolate instead for coconut flakes Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/05/2004
I have made a lot of cakes in my lifetime and this is the worse I have ever made whome ever submitted this needs to take it out of there. Even the frosting is terrible. I would not recommend anyone try this one. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/05/2004
I have made a lot of cakes in my lifetime and this is the worse I have ever made whome ever submitted this needs to take it out of there. Even the frosting is terrible. I would not recommend anyone try this one. Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2005
its a very flavour less cake so i would change the coconuts for fruit which suits you and for the frosting i would put chocolate instead for coconut flakes Read More
(18)