1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
2 Cream together butter, 2 cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
3 Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk into egg mixture. Divide batter into 3 parts. Fill two pans with plain batter. Add spices, raisins, and nuts into remaining batter, and pour batter into third pan.
4 Bake for 25 minutes, or until done. Cool layers on wire racks.
5 Mix together orange juice and rind, 2 cups coconut, 2 cups sugar, boiling water, and cornstarch in a 2 quart pan. Bring to a boil, and cook until mixture falls in lumps from a spoon. Put layers together with filling, placing spiced layer in the center. Ice cake with Seven Minute Frosting, and cover with remaining coconut.