White Coconut Cake

White Coconut Cake

1 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 3/4 cups cake flour ( important that cake flour is used)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
4 tbs. milk
4 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350. Butter two 8" cake pans, line the bottom with parchment paper, butter the parchment and flour the pans.
Mix the milk and coconut. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar. Sift dry ingredients. Alternately add dry ingredients and water to the butter mixture. Mix in vanilla and coconut mixture. Fold in egg whites. Divide between the cake pans bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Frost with White Mountain Frosting and cover frosting with coconut.



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