How to make it

  • Cake
  • Combine all ingredients except egg whites in large bowl and mix with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes until well mixed
  • Gently fold in egg whites until thoroughly blended
  • Pour into 3 greased and floured 9 in cake pans
  • Bake at 350F for approximately 25 minutes
  • Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes then turn out of pans and cool thoroughly
  • Filling
  • Combine sugar cornstarch and salt in top of double boiler
  • Add lemon juice, zest, water egg and butter, mix well
  • Place over rapidly boiling water and cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens (about 5 minutes)
  • Cool thoroughly in refrigerator
  • Frosting
  • Combine sugar, water, egg whites, cream of tarter and salt in top of double boiler .
  • Beat with portable electric mixer until blended
  • Place over rapidly boiling water.
  • Beat constantly with mixer 7-10 minutes until frosting holds a peak
  • Remove from heat, add vanilla and continue beating until frosting is cool and of spreading consistency
  • Spread over top and sides of cake and sprinkle with coconut
  • Note
  • Put a layer of lemon curd then a thin layer of frosting and lightly sprinkle with coconut between layers
  • You may need to insert thin wooden skewers between layers, this is a tall cake

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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    Super-fantastic!! What's not to love! Got my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    bradfordblanco ate it and said...
    I've made this cake for friends and my former mother in law on birthdays over the past 10 years or so. It's a great recipe and one of the best cakes out there. Light and delicate, moist and delicious.
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Oh boy, ya know normally for me, if it ain't chocolate, it ain't dessert. But this has me drooling, let me tell you. Great looking cake.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Wow - this is one of my favorite cakes ever! It reminds me of my sweet dad, which I miss so very much. He always requested this cake for his birthday.

    Thanks so much for the great recipe and for the fond memories.

    Smiles,
    Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Oh my, this sounds so very delicious! I will try this one for my granddaughters birthday!
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    " It was excellent "
    chihuahua ate it and said...
    Wowee, this sounds delicious and lovely! My husband loves lemon and I am crazy about coconut. Sounds like the perfect cake for us.
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  • ambus 6 years ago
    Sounds so good!Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe.
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  • henrie 6 years ago
    Sounds yummie, thanks for sharing with us.
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    " It was excellent "
    brandyprz ate it and said...
    This looks so delicious! I am going to make this for Easter dinner....
    Thank you for your post!
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