The Famous Coconut cake

This is it the famous coconut cake. If you don’t like coconut then this may not be the cake for you, but if you do like coconut then boy are you in luck because this cake is fabulous! This was my grandmother on my dad’s side favorite cake to make and she did it well! She was always a wonderful cook and loved to spoil us with lots of goodies whenever we came to visit. After her passing away I knew that one of the things that would mean the most to me of hers were her recipes so I was very happy when I received her recipe boxes. This Easter I decided to try and make the coconut cake. I have never made it before and she always made it for Easter so I really wanted to carry on the tradition for my family. Kind of bold making for the first time on Easter right, but it turned out wonderfully and everyone enjoyed it very much! I only got to snap a few pictures on my phone of the finished cake but I thought I would share them here with you along with the recipe. It was also Fil’s birthday on Easter and he got this gorgeous milk glass cake stand from my mother for his birthday so it was the perfect time to use it for the first time. The cake looked beautiful on it!

Coconut Mist Cake

3 cups sifted cake flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup shortening

1 lb. 10x sugar

4 egg yolks

1 cup milk

1 cup shredded coconut

4 egg whites, beaten stiff

Sift dry ingredients together. Cream shortening, sugar and egg yolks until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture and milk alternately. Fold in egg whites and coconut. Bake 30 min. in layer pans. Temp 350. Serves 16.


3 egg whites

2 1/4 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup water

2 tsp. corn syrup

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Frosting: Put all ingredients in double boiler and beat with rotary egg beater or electric beater until stiff. Beat while boiling.

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