Coconut Cake

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I’m not the biggest fan of being in the snow, but it sure is pretty!

Some of the prettiest things in life are pretty scary when you start interacting with it!

Take a snow lion for example… Beautiful right? on a picture, but not walking for a stroll in the wild with one!

How about a swan… see those often in the water drifting along so beautifully? Ever been near one with one of it’s kids?? It will hunt… you… down! LOL

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Well thats how I feel about snow! :-D

Yes it makes all the holidays a little bit more festive

Yes it’s beautiful slowly coming down from the sky onto the trees.

BUT... it's so cold and dangerous to drive in!

Avalanches come from those beautiful little snow flakes. lol

So Instead of enjoying playing in the snow, I will happily watch the snow fall INSIDE the house near my fireplace with a cup of coffee and a nice slice of Homemade Coconut Cake!

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Coconut cake is so beautiful and snowy white. It’s such a tropical way to bring summer vibes into the winter with this light an airy Coconut Cake recipe

Cream cheese frosting is one of my favorite frostings to make. It’s so easy to cream and whip together. This frosting has a slight tang to it that pairs perfectly with the sweetness from the powdered sugar. 

From beginning to the end, each forkful of this moist vanilla batter with a creamy & flaky coconut frosting will have you savoring each and every bite of this cake till its all gone! :-D

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Ingredients:

Yellow Cake Batter

1 ¼ cup Sugar

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened

2 eggs, room temperature

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

¾ cup coconut milk (milk can be substituted)

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

 

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

1 Stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

1 8oz Package Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature

4 cups Powdered sugar    

1 teaspoon coconut extract (or vanilla extract)

2 -3 Cups Shredded Coconut (depending on how much coconut you can handle!)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

3. Add eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.

4. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder.

5. Alternate the flour mixture and milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture and mix well.

6. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.

7. Bake 35-40 minutes. When toothpick is inserted it should come out clean. 

8. Allow to cool fully before removing from cake pan. Top with Frosting (below)

Frosting Directions:

Beat together the butter, cream cheese, and extract in a large bowl with a spoon.

Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy.

Top cake with frosting and then cover the frosting in coconut flakes all the way around until you barely see any of the cream cheese frosting

Tip:

This recipe includes the recipe to my famous one layer yellow batter cake. If you want a TWO LAYERED cake like pictured, you must double up and make two cake batters!

I don’t suggest doubling the ingredients, but instead making the batters separately for the perfect yellow battered cake every time! :-D

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