Merrill'S Lane Cake With Coconut
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs), seeded and chopped|
|Freshly grated coconut||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Chopped pecans/Other nuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Brandy||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Beat the egg yolks until lemon colored; add sugar, salt, and continue beating until mixture is light.
Melt butter in top of double boiler and add egg-sugar mixture; stir constantly until thickens.
Remove from heat; stir in the raisins, coconut, nuts, brandy, and vanilla.
Let cool; spread between layers; then ice the whole cake with a boiled vanilla icing.