How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Lightly grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer cream sugar and 1 stick butter.
  • With mixer running add oil in a steady stream.
  • Add egg yolks one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • Sift flour and baking soda together in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add ground pecans and mix.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to batter mixing well.
  • Fold in 1 cup of the coconut.
  • With mixer in large mixing bowl with clean beaters beat whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold into cake batter then pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake until center springs back when touched about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
  • After cakes have cooled invert onto sheets of parchment paper then set aside.
  • With mixer in large bowl with clean beaters cream remaining butter with cream cheese.
  • Add sifted confectioners' sugar 1/2 cup at a time mixing after each addition.
  • Add vanilla and milk then mix well and fold in pecans.
  • Spread a thin layer of the frosting on top of each cake layer.
  • Place layers of cake on top of each other and ice sides of cake with remaining frosting.
  • Sprinkle top of cake with remaining coconut.

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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
    Meow,Meow!!!!!!!!What a (DELIISH) recipe I'm not much of a baker but giving this one a try.
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  • bluewaterandsand 10 years ago
    Sounds fantastic!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    OMG, Speechless again, what are you doing to me, you have my 5 on this one too. Love it, great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Love coconut cake too, and this recipe is wonderful! Delicious!!
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