Layer Cake With Fresh Coconut Icing
A-P soft-wheat flour
Egg whites, stiffly beaten
Meat of 1 fresh coconut,
-ground or grated
Coconut milk (if needed,
-add water to make 1 cup) OR
Packaged coconut plus
Cake: Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans and dust with
flour. Place circles of wax paper in the bottoms of the pans and
grease and flour them. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt
together. In a separate bowl, cream the sugar and butter, then add
the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add the dry ingredients and milk
alternately, starting and ending with the dry ingredients, and beat
until smooth. Pour the batter into the pans and bake 20-25 minutes.
Cool on a rack, remove from the pans, and peel off the wax paper.
Icing: Place the beaten egg whites in a saucepan, and add sugar,
coconut and coconut milk. Over medium heat bring the mixture to a
full boil, and boil 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and spread on
the cake while both the cake and icing are still warm. Makes a very
moist coconut cake, serving 10-12.