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White Coconut Cake

User Rating 2 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


This coconut layer cake is made with coconut milk and egg whites, and can be sprinkled with coconut if desired.

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut milk (if using fresh coconut milk, add regular milk to make 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut, optional
  • 5 egg whites


Cream shortening and butter with 1 1/3 cups of the sugar. Add sifted flour alternately with liquid, beginning and ending with flour; add vanilla and almond extracts. If desired, add 1/3 cup fresh coconut to the batter. Beat egg whites to soft peaks; gradually add remaining 2/3 cup sugar. Fold meringue into cake batter, just enough to incorporate. Spoon into 2 9-inch layer cake pans lined with oiled waxed paper. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 25 to 35 minutes, or until cake bounces back when touched lightly.
Cool thoroughly; frost with Quick Creamy frosting (below) or Fluffy White Frosting, then sprinkle with coconut.

Quick Creamy Frosting

  • 3 egg whites (this is uncooked, so use equivalent Just Whites)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
Reconstitute and beat egg whites according to package directions until foamy; add salt and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, beating constantly. Add butter, beating thoroughly. Add more sugar, if necessary.

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 1 out of 5
, Member meash8586

I followed the directions to a T as I always do on first time making a recipe, and it came out awful! I will NOT be making this again. (Oh FYI to the other reviewer it does say how many egg whites just off to the side). None of my family was pleased with it, and I bake a ton and love trying new recipes, but very dissapointed with this one

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