• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 4 hr
  • total: 4 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    Room temperature ingredients make all the difference in this cake. You can get more loft from non-chilled egg whites, and room-temperature butter is easier to cream (beat together) with sugar than the straight- from-the-fridge stuff. The fluffy egg whites and properly creamed butter and sugar mean tender, light cake. And room-temp butter and cream cheese will translate to creamy, smooth frosting instead of a sticky mess filled with lumps.

    Ingredients

    • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 1/3 cups (loosely packed) sweetened flaked coconut
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 5 large egg yolks
    • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
    • 3 1/3 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 8-ounce package philadelphia-brand cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 cup (about) sweetened flaked coconut

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 770 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 38 g 59.04%
    • Saturated Fat: 26 g 131.56%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 77 mg 25.7%
    • Sodium: 260 mg 10.84%
    • Calcium: 43 mg 4.32%
    • Potassium: 77 mg 2.2%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.52%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 102 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.15%
    • Sugar: 79 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 17.89%
    • Vitamin C 0.41%
    • Vitamin D 0.06%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs5
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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