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Coconut Cake With Coconut Frosting

COCONUT CAKE WITH COCONUT FROSTING

~Sent in by: Johnny, LA

For The Cake:

   2 tsp. butter, softened
   3 c. plus 2 T. cake flour
   1 1/2 c. sugar
   1 T. baking powder
   1 14 oz. can unsweetened coconut milk
   8 egg whites
   1/2 tsp. salt


For The Frosting:

   1 1/4 c. light corn syrup
   dash of salt
   2 egg whites
   1 tsp. vanilla
   1 c. shredded unsweetend coconut


For The Cake:

Preheat oven to 350. 

Grease 2 round 9" pans with the butter.

Dust each pan with 1 T. of the flour, tapping out excess. Set pans
aside.

Sift together the remaining 3 c. of cake flour, sugar, and baking 
powder into a lg. bowl. Add coconut milk, stirring until the batter 
is smooth. Set aside.

Put egg whites and salt into a mixing bowl. and beat with an electric 
mixer on med-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 mins. Fold 
whites into batter. Divide batter between prepared pans and bake 
until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 mins. 
Set aside on rack to cool. Remove from pans.


For the Frosting:

Bring corn syrup and salt just to a boil in a small pan over med-high 
heat. 

Meanwhile, beat egg whites in a mixing bowl with an electirc mixer on 
med. speed until soft peaks are formed, 2-3 mins. Increase speed to 
high and gradually add corn syrup, while beating constantly, until 
stiff glossy peaks form, 2-3 mins. Fold in the vanilla.


Assembly:

Put one of the cake layers on a cake plate. Spread one-third of the 
frosting on top. then sprinkle with 1/4 c. of the coconut. Set the 
remaining cake layer on top. Ice cake with the remaining frosting. 
Sprinkle top and sides with remaining 3/4 c. of coconut.


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