Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

Makes 16
Prep 30 m
Chill 60 m
Bake 25 m

Ingredients

Cake:

No-Cook Frosting:

Directions

  1. 1 of 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 9-inch round cake pans. Dust with flour.

Cake:

  1. 1 of 3 In bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each.
  2. 2 of 3 In a small bowl, mix flour and baking powder. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with milk in 3 additions, beginning and ending with flour, and beating well after each addition. Divide batter among prepared cake pans.
  3. 3 of 3 Bake cakes in 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pans on wire racks.

No-Cook Frosting:

  1. 1 of 2 In medium-size bowl, mix powdered whites and 1/4 cup warm water; let stand 5 minutes to soften; lightly whisk to dissolve. Add cream of tartar. Beat on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until blended. Beat in salt. Reduce speed to medium; beat in one third of marshmallow creme, then 1 tablespoon warm water. Beat in remaining marshmallow creme, then remaining warm water. Beat in coconut extract; continue beating until frosting is good spreading consistency, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons more water if needed.
  2. 2 of 2 Turn cakes out of pans. Place one layer on serving plate (slide thin strips of parchment or waxed paper underneath layer to keep plate clean). Spread 3/4 cup frosting over top of cake layer; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons coconut. Stack second layer on top; frost top, sprinkle with coconut. Place third layer on top. Frost sides of cake and top. Sprinkle remaining coconut over sides and top. Remove paper strips. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to firm up frosting slightly.
Nutrition Information for Coconut Cake
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Per Serving: 152 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 420 kcal cal., 64 g carb., 6 g pro., 100 mg chol., 17 g Fat, total, 10 g sat. fat
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