Vanilla Wafer Cake

Easy Vanilla Wafer Cake will be your new go-to dessert to take to all potluck gatherings.


Makes 12 to 15 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes


2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 large eggs
1 (11-oz.) box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1/2 cup milk
1 (7-oz.) package sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup pecans, chopped


Preheat oven to 300°. Beat sugar, butter, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer 1 minute or until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Add crushed vanilla wafers to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with vanilla wafers; beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Fold coconut and pecans. Pour into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Fun, Food & Flowers, by the Thomasville Garden Club.,

Southern Living

June 2014