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Frosty Coconut Cake 1 2 3 4 Cake

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Ingredients
  Cake flour 3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened (2 Sticks)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 1
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Raspberry jam 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For double broiler frosting
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Light corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Lightly grease three 8X1 1/2-inch layer cake pans and dust with flour.
3) In top of a double boiler, place together sugar, water, egg whites, corn syrup, vanilla and salt.
4) Whisk the sugar mixture until well blended.
5) Cook over simmering water.
6) Beat the sugar mixture constantly at high speed with an electric hand blender for 7 minutes, or until mixture triples in volume.
7) Take the bowl away from the heat.

MAKING
8) In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
9) In large mixer bowl, beat softened butter or margarine, sugar, eggs, and vanilla at high speed 3 minutes.
10) Gently add in flour mixture alternately with milk, at low speed in mixer.
11) Clear the sides of bowl with rubber scraper after each addition.
12) Spoon the batter into cake pans.
13) Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
14) Allow to cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
15) Using a knife loosen the edges and turn out the cakes on racks.
16) Leave until completely cooled.

FINALIZING
17) Slice each layer vertically in half to make 6 thin layers.
18) Smear five of these layers with raspberry jam and place one over of other in layers.
19) Finishing with plain layer.
20) Frost side and top with double-boiler frosting and dredge with coconut.

SERVING
21) Garnish the top of cake with additional jam, as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Raspberry
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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