Annie Mae Jones' Coconut Cake

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Title: Annie Mae Jones' Coconut Cake
Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Desserts


1 ts Baking soda
1 c Buttermilk
1/4 lb Butter,at room temperature
1 1/3 c Sugar
2 Egg yolks
2 c Flour,all-purpose
1/2 ts Salt
2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Lemon rind,grated
2 Egg whites

---------------------------LEMON-COCONUT FILLING---------------------------
3/4 c Sugar
2 tb Cornstarch
1 c Water,boiling
1/4 c Lemon juice
1/2 c Coconut grated
1 tb Butter

------------------------------COCONUT FROSTING------------------------------
2 Egg whites
1 1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Water
1 tb Light corn syrup
1 1/2 c Coconut,grated

1. Preheat oven to 350'F.
2. Grease and flour 2 9" layer cake pans.
3. Add soda to buttermilk, stir to blend, and set aside.
4. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a
time and beat well after each addition.
5. Sift flour with salt and baking powder onto waxed paper. Add flour
mixture alternately with buttermilk to butter a little at a time and blend
well after each addition. Stir in lemon rind.
6. In a separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff, then fold into batter.
Pour into prepared pans and bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
Remove from pans onto cake rack until cool. Put layers together with
Lemon-Coconut Filling, frost with Coconut Frosting, and sprinkle with

Mix together sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add boiling water and
lemon juice; stir in coconut. Bring to a full boil over high heat, stirring
frequently. Reduce heat slightly and let boil, stirring constantly, for 1
minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool to room temperature.
Stir; spread between cakes layers.

1. Combine all ingredients except coconut in top of double boiler. Beat 1
minute to blend, then place over boiling water and beat with rotary hand or
electric beater until stiff peaks form, stirring mixture up from bottom and
sides of pan occasionally.
2. Transfer to a large bowl and beat 1 minute more, or until thick enough
to spread.
3. Frost cake, then sprinkle generously with grated coconut.
4. Makes sufficient frosting for sides and top of 2 9" cake layers.

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