How to make it

  • Basic 1-2-3-4 Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy.
  • Add sugar and continue to cream well for 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed.
  • Divide batter equally among prepared pans.
  • Level batter in each pan by holding pan 3 or 4 inches above counter, then dropping it flat onto counter.
  • Do this several times to release air bubbles and assure you of a more level cake.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
  • Remove cake layers from oven and allow cake to remain in pans as you prepare to stack and fill.
  • While cake is baking, prepare filling.
  • Stir together sugar, sour cream, milk, and coconut in a bowl until well blended.
  • Remove first layer and invert onto cake plate.
  • Using the wrong end of a wooden spoon, poke holes approximately 1-inch apart until entire cake has been poked.
  • Spread 1/3 of filling mixture on cake layer.
  • Top with second layer, repeat process.
  • Top with last layer and repeat process again. (As I stack layers together I stick them with toothpicks to prevent cake from shifting).
  • 7-Minute Frosting:
  • Place sugar, cream of tartar or corn syrup, salt, water, and egg whites in the top of a double boiler.
  • Beat with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute.
  • Place pan over boiling water, being sure that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan. (If this happens, it could cause your frosting to become grainy).
  • Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for 7 minutes.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Frost top and sides of cake. Sprinkle top and sides of cakes with additional coconut.

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  • trackwidow 9 years ago
    What an incredible cake. Thanks for a great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    high5 another great one thanks
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