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Monday, December 04, 2006

Coconut Cake

Guess who is at it again! Paula must sleep in the kitchen! As she writes: "Paula really loves the kitchen".

Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

  1. 3 Eggs (separated)
  2. 2 Cups Flour
  3. 1 Cup Sugar
  4. ¾ Cup Milk
  5. ½ Cup Shortening
  6. 2 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
  7. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  1. ¾ Cup Shredded Coconut
  2. 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  3. 1 Can Crème of Coconut
  4. 1 Tub Non Dairy Whipped Topping
  1. In a large bowl mix sugar and shortening with wooden spoon until well blended.
  2. Add Egg Yolks and mix with electric mixer until smooth
  3. Gradually add Flour and Baking Powder and Milk.
  4. Mix for 3 minutes
  5. Add Vanilla
  6. Mix for 1 minute.
  7. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites with electric mixer until fluffy.
  8. Fold into the batter. ( use a rubber spatula and just gently mix egg whites in)
  9. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan and bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  10. Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.
  11. Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan and let cool for 1 hour.
  12. Mix 1 Can of sweetened condensed milk and crème of coconut.
  13. Using a straw, poke lots of holes in the cake. Spoon the coconut mixture over the cake until it is gone.
  14. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  15. Spread Whipped Topping on the top of the cake and garnish with shredded coconut.
* If you do not like coconut, you can use fruit. Substitute the crème of coconut for canned pineapple, peaches , pears and garnish top with fruit.

As usual Paula comes through with a cake that can be used at a festive family meal. However, it demands attention, timing and concentration. That means no chatting on the phone or in ICQ while making it! The milk makes it a dairy cake. This gets a three for difficulty, though well worth it especially if you make fruit cakes with the same recipes. (Now we need the recipes for fruit pie as well!)

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Paula and Elwood's Poetic Palace said...

Fruit Pies! Now that is fun.
All the flour and mess to play with. I have a few dough recipes to work with. I will look for a fairly simple one as pie crust can be frustrating to a novice.

Also, if there are specific dishes you are looking for, just ask.