How to make it

  • Preheat the oven at 350 F.
  • Mix all dry ingredients (except the coconut) in a large mixing bowl and blend well. Once melted, pour in the butter and beat with electric whisk. Add the milk, extracts and then the eggs last, when the batter has cooled down enough. Beat some more on high speed until smooth and unlumped.
  • Okay so another thing that might have screwed this up was the fact that the cake flour was old. I got it on sale so who the hell knows how long it's been hanging around the store? This came out lumpy as $#@&. I mean, I whisked so much air into this batter it looked more like chocolate mousse, and the damn lumps wouldn't come out at all. I tried crushing them with a spoon, even getting a hand in there to mix it manually. Eventually, I realized I had no time left so I crossed my fingers and baked. In hindsight, I should have made the layers thinner and added more frosting, but what's done is done.
  • It should bake at 350 F for about 35-40 minutes, or until toothpicks inserted into the center come out clean. Try not to overdo it.
  • Tip: Before putting the bottom layer onto the plate to cool, (flat side up) grease the plate with butter or margarine. I learned this the hard way. When cooled down some, smother the cake with frosting and give a light dusting of coconut (and mini chips too if you want). But the top layer of the cake on top, frost that one too, plus all around the sides. Dust the entire thing with shredded coconut. Behold your thing of beauty, cut and devour. Yummeh! Even if you screw it up like I did, at least it'll look delicious, right?

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  • melliegirl 7 years ago
    looks delicious will definetly give this a go!
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