Lemon Coconut Cake


Tangy lemon filling between layers of tender white cake. Top it all off with a rich coconut-cream cheese frosting. This is the best Lemon Coconut Cake I’ve ever eaten.



Lemon Coconut Cake

Ingredients;

  • For the cake;
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Lemon Filling (see below);
  • Cream Cheese Frosting (see below);
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • Lemon filling;
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Cream Cheese Frosting;
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toasted Coconut
  • shredded or flaked coconut


Instructions;

For the cake;
  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
  • Combine flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  • Beat egg whites at high speed with electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold one-third of egg whites into batter. Gently fold in remaining beaten egg whites just until blended. Spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Spread Lemon Filling between layers. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and spread Lemon on top. Garnish, if desired.

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