Coconut Cream Cake

June 10, 2011

So, I figured I wouldn’t leave you in the dark about what I was eating the other day.  I had the pleasure of creating a birthday cake for a friend, and while my cake decorating results were less than stellar, everybody loved the cake.  And I am sharing the recipe with you.

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk*
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup finely shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350º  Combine flour through salt and set aside. Using two small bowls, separate eggs:  Place all 4 egg whites in one bowl, and 2 of the yolks in another.  Discard the remaining 2 yolks.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add egg yolks (2), the vanilla.  Add flours and milk, alternately, beginning and ending with the flours.  Fold in nuts and coconut.

In using a hand mixer, beat egg whites to stiff peaks.  Fold egg whites into batter.

Pour into 3 round cake pans and bake 25 minutes.

For the frosting:  combing 1 bock cream cheese, 1/2 stick butter (softened), 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (keeps icing from turning too brown), and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar.  Beat until smooth.

Spread a small amount of frosting on each layer, then stack up your cake and finish the outside with the rest of the frosting.  Refrigerate until 30 minutes before serving.

*Since I am off cow pus, I used soymilk and my cake turned out just fine.  Regular cows milk or buttermilk can also be used.


I am over at This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff this week, talking about John Holmes and big, fat weiners.  Go on, check it out.  You know you wanna.


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4 Responses to Coconut Cream Cake

  1. Jules on June 10, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Oh Holy Hades! I’m trying to lose weight!


    thesweet Reply:

    Hey, you’re not the one who ate it!


  2. Kir on June 10, 2011 at 8:12 am

    that looks delish!!!! can you send me one? Cause I don’t bake…I mean not from scratch or with ingrediants….:)

    that looks so good, add some chocolate and it’s a mounds bar!!!!!! Which is MY VERY VERY FAVORITE.


  3. Dr. Cynicism on June 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I’m passing this one along to my wife (otherwise, I’d make a mess of it). Nice looking site!!


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