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White Mountain Cake

Yield one 3- layer cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 egg whites
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • 3 cups grated coconut, divided

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well.

  2. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

  3. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely.

  4. Spread frosting between layers, and sprinkle each with, 3/4 cup grated coconut. Spread remaining frosting on top and sides of cake and sprinkle with remaining coconut. Refrigerate until serving time.

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