I want to try this recipe as a yellow cake instead of coconut cake. It calls for three cups of shredded coconut and I'm wondering if I omit those three cups, will it have an effect on the cake and if so, what I could I substitute it with?
I THINK since it calls for fresh coconut, you should be okay just omitting it. The only way to find out for sure is to try it, I'm afraid!
Beth in KY
I think it will be ok without the coconut(some people put it in the cake to enhance the coconut flavor) and the other adjustment would be the eggs. I would not seperate them but I would use 3 whole eggs and 2 yolks that way it should have a nice yellow color and I would use coconut extract 2 teaspoons. Good Luck.
Thanks for the advice!!