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This cake is sure to win raves in your home - as it did in our Test Kitchens.

Donna Willcut, Pryor, Oklahoma
Recipe by Southern Living November 1996

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
1 (3-layer) cake
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add vanilla, beating until blended.

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  • Combine flour and soda; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in coconut.

  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, and fold into batter. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans.

  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

  • Spread Nutty Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish, if desired.

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