A lovely cake for mother’s day or any special occasion.
Three Layer Coconut Cake
- 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
- 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
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).