Coconut Cake

This stunning Coconut Cake leads an all-star cast in our new Celebrations 2018 issue. Order your copy of this special issue to get the entire menu featuring this gorgeous cake and plenty of inspiration for your upcoming gatherings. 

Coconut Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1⁄4 cups butter, softened
  2. 3 cups sugar
  3. 6 large eggs
  4. 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  5. 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 3 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 1⁄2 cups whole buttermilk
  10. Coconut Icing (recipe follows)
  11. 1 (14-ounce) bag sweetened flaked coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with baking spray with flour. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper, and spray again.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in coconut extract and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and
let cool completely on wire racks.
  4. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread 1 1⁄2 cups Coconut Icing over layer. Sprinkle with 1 cup coconut. Repeat procedure once. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining Coconut Icing on top and sides of cake. Immediately press remaining coconut onto top and sides of cake. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
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Coconut Icing
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Ingredients
  1. 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 7 cups confectioners’ sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons coconut extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Beat in coconut extract.
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