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Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing

 

Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing under goes some changes.

Coconut Cake made with Coconut Oil

Coconut Cake made with Coconut Oil

Sometimes I do not want to create, adapt or be inspired for recipes.  This was one of those times when I reviewed some of my own desserts.  So Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing was the treat of the week.  I am now  using more Coconut Oil  and less butter and  shortening.  Olive oil is still my 'go-to' oil for much of my cooking and baking. Coconut Oil 360 I did adapt my own recipe, I did not have coconut extract, so I added 1/2 cup of shredded coconut.  The other change I made was in the jam  between layers.  In the original recipe that follows below, I used apricot preserves.  Since I did not have the preserves, I used strawberry jam between the layers.    The jam shows up in the serving of cake.
Strawberry Jam Between layers of Coconut Cake

Strawberry Jam between layers of Coconut Cake

The "Original" Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing

Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing

Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing

This is a yummy cake for the coconut lovers out there.   Instead of vanilla extract, I have used coconut extract to get more of the coconut taste.  Another idea, which I have not tried, would be to use coconut milk instead of regular milk.  The recipe makes a small cake, best to  bake in the older 8"x 1" cake pans. My aunt loved to cook and bake saving recipes from booklets put out by companies.  Two booklets I have are of about the same vintage, 1922: The New Royal Cook Book by Royal Baking Powder Co. and "The Rumford Way of Cookery and Household Economy".

Serve a luncheon of Ham Salad Spread and Vegetable Fusilli Salad and a sweet dessert of Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing.

  A serving of Coconut Cake _580
Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing
 
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A light and moist yellow coconut layer cake with a hint of apricot preserves under the fluffy white boiled icing and toasted coconut.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea Salt
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 jar apricot preserves
  • COCONUT FILLING and ICING
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 egg whites at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sweet shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup toasted coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 F.
  2. Grease and line 2 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper; grease the parchment paper.
  3. Measure the flour, salt and baking powder together in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Add the coconut extract and beaten eggs; beat just to blend.
  6. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the milk.
  7. Mix well after each addition and until smooth.
  8. Pour the batter into prepared cake pans.
  9. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
  10. Insert toothpick in the middle of the cake, when done, the toothpick will come out clean.
  11. (This is a small batter.)
  12. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes before turning out of the pans.
  13. _______________________________________________________________
  14. COCONUT FILLING AND ICING
  15. Put sugar and water in heavy saucepan; cook until it is 238 F or soft ball stage.
  16. Meanwhile beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl until stiff.
  17. When the sugar syrup has reached the correct temperature, dip the bottom of the pan in cold water for 1 second to stop the cooking.
  18. Beat the stiff egg whites at high speed while pouring in a stream of sugar syrup.
  19. Add the vanilla.
  20. Continue beating until icing has cooked, about 5 minutes.
  21. Spread the apricot preserves between the 2 layers before adding icing.
  22. Put icing between layers, sides and top.
  23. While icing is soft sprinkle with grated coconut and toasted coconut.
Notes
This was adapted from The New Royal Cook Book, Royal Baking Powder Co., New York, U.S.A., 1922, p 15...................... Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery®
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Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing

Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing

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