Vanilla Wafer Cake

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

Yield: Makes 12 to 15 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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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


  1. 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.
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