• prep: 45 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr 25 min
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  • Summary

    With cream of coconut, coconut milk, and a generous amount of shredded coconut in both the frosting and filling, this classic Southern-style layer cake is truly a coconut lover’s dream. Our thanks to bakery owner and author Cheryl Day for sharing this special recipe from her cookbook Cheryl Day's Treasury of Southern Baking with us. The Old-Fashioned Coconut Cake was one of our Bake of the Week recipes for February 2022.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups (360g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (213g) cream of coconut (e.g. Coco Lopez brand)
    • 1/4 cup (57g) water
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 24 tablespoons (339g) unsalted butter at room temperature
    • 2 cups (396g) granulated sugar
    • 6 large eggs at room temperature
    • 1/4 cup (60g) coconut milk
    • 16 tablespoons (226g) unsalted butter at room temperature
    • 5 1/2 to 6 cups (622g to 678g) confectioners' sugar
    • 1/16 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (120g) coconut milk
    • 2 cups (170g) shredded coconut sweetened
    • 1/2 cup (113g) heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup (120g) frosting (from above)

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * 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 - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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