Classic Coconut Cake with White Mountain Coconut Icing

My husband found this recipe in the Dallas Morning News and insisted that I make it - he did help by "throwing" the coconut on the top and sides of the cake! It was well worth the effort. The article named it "The glamour queen of confections".

(4.4, 27) 76% would make again

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Yield: 10 Ready in 1 hour

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Coconut

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This cake was outstanding! It is perfect just as is and will be using this recipe for ages to come...
foolishbaker , 3 years ago

Truly rich and delectable cake! This is one of the best coconut cakes I've ever tried. It is super moist.
Aprilagonz , 3 years ago

Truly rich and delectable cake! This is one of the best coconut cakes I've ever tried. It is super moist.
Aprilagonz , 3 years ago

Very good moist cake! I suggest to double the frosting recipe. I used a mix of freshly grated coconut and pre-packed sweetened coconut. Everyone liked it!
amandakrylo , 4 years ago

This cake was easy to bake, outstanding taste and picture perfect on the table when my daughter came home from college I added a lemon butter cream filling and the white mountain frosting on the outside Excellent, Thanks for sharing it.
frmee2u , 4 years ago

I made this cake for a friend's birthday and it was gobbled up in no time. People were in awe at the sheer beauty of it. Orders have already been placed for future events. It tastes as good as it looks!
rugby_ball , 4 years ago

We made this cake for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful. The cake was moist, had great texture and wonderful flavor. I really liked the coconut icing. It was a nice (and delicious) change of pace from our usual buttercream or cream cheese frostings.
EttaBakes , 4 years ago

I'm not much into baking but this cake was relatively easy! I had to make 2 batches of the icing because I wasn't sure if I made it right the first time - the reipe doesn't say if the syrup needs to be cooled before you add it to the egg mixture and my first batch was a little runny - the second one wasn't much thicker - I'm still not sure about when to add the syrup. THe cake was delish!
nelli2009 , 4 years ago

Wonderful cake! It was moist, buttery and had lots of great coconut taste.
chefhoward76 , 4 years ago

i really enjoyed this cake!! i was skeptical because one of the comments said it was difficult to make but i found it quite easy and very descriptive instructions! Took me some time because i waited for my layers to cool completely but that was just my preference. i will definitely make this again, most likely for some kind of function because the cake is so beautiful and extravagant.
gbrixx , 4 years ago

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