A lovely cake for mother’s day or any special occasion.

Three Layer Coconut Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Instructions

    1 Mix flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, and baking powder; add shortening and milk. Beat well. Beat in eggs and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Spread batter in three greased and floured 9 inch round pans.

    2 Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cool, and remove from pans.

    3 Mix 3 cups sugar, corn syrup, and 1 cup boiling water in a saucepan; boil until mixture spins thread. Beat egg whites until stiff. Pour syrup over egg whites, beating constantly. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla to flavor the icing. Frost cake, and sprinkle with coconut.

    4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).


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