Delicious cake! Made it for a group of friends and everyone loved it. Next time I would probably make a little more icing and thin it down with some milk. I added toasted coconut between the layers and on top for more coconut flavor.
This cake was wonderful. Made for a party and everyone loved it. Need to make often, it's that good. I did add 2/3 cup of chopped pecans to batter--made it extra great and made a little extra frosting for the 3 layers. Decorated it with a ring of whole pecans around the top edge and a shell design around the bottom edge. Great presentation and better than a bakery cake. A keeper!
I would give 5 stars for taste, but it just didn't work for me with presentation. I only had 8" pans, so cooking time was screwed up and the cake got brown on the outside before the inside was done. So, it ended up having a very brown, chewy outer layer. Then, I didn't have enough powdered sugar, but having read the earlier reviews I figured it would be okay. And, it tasted fine, but there wasn't really enough icing to cover the too-browned cake AND it was kinda runny. I will make this again and try to figure out a better cooking temp/time...and make the icing as the recipe states. It worked out fine for the family, but I couldn't serve this to company until I perfect it.