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Island Coconut Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 4 , separated
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh coconut 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), shredded (Frozen Or Dried)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 2⁄3 Cup (26.67 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven moderate to 350°F.
2) Grease three 8-inch round cake pans.
3) Lightly sprinkle flour over it.
4) Keep aside.

MAKING
5) In a bowl cream together shortening and sugar.
6) Stir in egg yolks, vanilla extract, and lemon extract. Beat the mixture to blend well.
7) In a bowl sieve flour, baking powder and salt together.
8) Alternate flour mixture with milk to creamed mixture.
9) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
10) Gently fold into batter.
11) Spoon the mixture into the prepared pans.
12) Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
13) For Coconut Filling, in a saucepan add sugar, flour and salt. Blend together.
14) Mix eggs and milk and cook stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
15) Take off from heat and add vanilla extract, butter, and coconut.
16) Let stand to cool.
17) For Fluffy White Frosting, in a saucepan add sugar, cream of tartar, and water.
18) Cover and let the mixture boil.
19) Remove the cover and cook to 260°F.
20) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
21) Fold in the syrup gently over beaten egg whites.
22) Beat until thick.
23) Let stand to cool completely.

SERVING
24) Spoon Coconut Cream Filling and frost with Fluffy White Frosting.
25) Sprinkle the top and sides of cake with coconut.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Coconut
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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