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Lemon Coconut Cake

The tangy lemon filling between layers of tender white cake. Top it all off with a rich coconut-cream cheese frosting. It’s no wonder some people think that it is one of the best cakes they’ve ever eaten.

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Lemon Filling (see below)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting (see below)
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Lemon filling

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toasted Coconut

  • shredded or flaked coconut

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