Coconut Layer Cake

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If you cannot find Swans Down Cake Flour, use another brand of Cake Flour....I think this recipe was from the 50's or 60's.


2 cups sifted Swan's Down Cake Flour
2 teaspoons Calumet baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter or shortening
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks, well beaten
1/3 cup milk
3 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can coconut

Sift flour once; measure. Add baking powder and salt; sift together 3 times.

Cream butter thoroughly and add sugar gradually; cream together until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks; then flour, alternately with milk, a small amount at a time. Beat after each addition until smooth. Add vanilla and fold in beaten egg whites.

Bake in two 9-inch pans in moderate, 375 degree oven, for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

Spread "Seven Minute Frosting" over cake and sprinkle with coconut.

Seven-Minute Frosting
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