Fresh Coconut Cake With Icing

“Mother had entered this in Burnt Offerings (published 1982). It reminded me of her making this once when I was very young.”
1hr 21mins
1 Cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CAKE:
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg yolks in one at a time. Add vanilla.
  4. Sift cake flour and re-sift with baking powder and alt.
  5. Combine milks.
  6. Add sifted ingredients to butter mixture in 3 parts, alternately with milks.
  7. Beat egg whites stiff. Fold mix in by hand.
  8. Pour into three greased 9 inch cake pans.
  9. Bake 30 minutes.
  10. ICING:
  11. Combine all ingredients, except vanilla and coconut in top of a double boiler. Blend well. Then, place over rapidly boiling water and beat constantly with rotary beater for 6 minutes.
  12. Reove from fire and add vanilla.
  13. Spread sparingly between layers and sprinkle with fresh coconut.
  14. Secure layers with toothpicks.
  15. Ice whole cake and garnish with coconut.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a