Coconut Cake Recipe

September 14, 2011

Ingredients

2/3 cup margarine
1 3/4 cups sugar
Whisper of ginger
3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon plus
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/3 cups milk
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut  or  1/2 cup shredded commercially prepared coconut
3/4 teaspoon salt

How to make Coconut Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease 3 8″ round cake pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Mixture will be lemon colored. Add yolks and blend well.
  • Sift together, salt, flour, baking powder, and ginger. Add alternately with milk to above mixture. Blend well after each addition. Add vanilla, blend well. Set aside.
  • Wash beaters in hot soapy water. Making sure bowl and beaters are absolutely grease-free, whip the  whites until stiff. Fold  whites and coconut into batter. Pour into cake pans.
  • Bake about 30 minutes, toothpick inserted should come out clean. Cool completely. Frost with Coconut Frosting (recipe to follow).

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