Powdered-Sugar Coconut Layer Cake

Powdered-Sugar Coconut Layer Cake
Powdered-Sugar Coconut Layer Cake
  • prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 1 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    The powdery softness of confectioners' sugar gives this cake an especially velvety crumb. For an especially interesting design, use a variety of open- and closed-star tips when piping the trees on top of the cake. For a how-to, go to marthastewart.com/coconut-cake-buttercream.

    Ingredients

    • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
    • 4 1/2 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for pans
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature
    • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 9 large egg whites, room temperature, lightly beaten
    • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 can (13.5 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk
    • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
    • 5 1/2 cups Basic Buttercream

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 9
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1039 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 59 g 91.42%
    • Saturated Fat: 30 g 149.71%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 47 mg 15.83%
    • Sodium: 2448 mg 102%
    • Calcium: 34 mg 3.38%
    • Potassium: 170 mg 4.87%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 7 mg 36.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 124 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 9.97%
    • Sugar: 56 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 11.04%
    • Vitamin C 0.68%
    • 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 - Fat12
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs4
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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