Years ago, my supervisor brought in a cake that his wife had made. It was a white, sour cream cake with a sour cream icing and fresh grated coconut on top. All the sour cream coconut icing recipes you see online are the ones where you throw in a carton of cool whip. This recipe wasn't made with cool whip, and I have always wanted to make one. The lady, and subsequently her husband, died a few years later and I never knew their son to ask if he would be willing to share his moms recipe. I know most professional bakers never share recipes, and I am not asking for them to, but I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a good, moist, sour cream cake recipe, and a good sour cream icing recipe that I could make my family for a special occasion?
I appreciate it, but this one only has sour cream in the filling. It wasn't what I was looking for.
For the layers, I would use the WASC (white almond sour cream) recipe... Just leave out the almond extract.
Here is a good link... http://cakejournal.com/recipes/white-sour-cream-cake-recipe/
This is the sour cream frosting I have used in the past for a coconut cake:
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4-6 cups sifted powdered sugar (depending on the consistency you want)
Cream butter until pale yellow (3 min)
Add sour cream, vanilla and lemon juice and cream for 1 minute
Beat in powdered sugar.
I forgot to mention.... When you make the frosting, it's better if you strain the sour cream first. I put it in a fine mesh colander and let it sit for about 15-30 minutes to get some of the excess liquid out before I prepare the frosting.