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Ingredients
* 3 Sticks butter
* 3 c Sugar
* 3 c Cake flour
* 5 Eggs
* 2 tb Vanilla extract
* 3/4 c 7 Up soft drink; (room
Instructions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs (one egg at a time) and beat well. Add vanilla extract. Fold in flour alternating with 7Up. Put in a greased and floured cake pan or tube. Bake for 1 hour.
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* 3 cups All purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons Baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon Salt
* 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
* 1 cup Milk or juice from a fresh coconut – see notes
* 1 cup Butter softened
* 2 cups Sugar
* 4 Eggs
* White Mountain Coconut Icing Recipe follows
* 3 cups Freshly grated coconut or sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and use a fork to mix them together. Pour the milk or coconut juice into a measuring cup and stir the vanilla into the milk.

In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add the sugar and continue beating, stopping to scrape down the sides, until the mixture is light and evenly combined. Add the eggs, one by one, beating well each time, until the mixture is thick and smooth.

Add about 1/2 of the flour mixture to the batter and beat well at low speed. Then add about half the milk to the batter, beating well. Continue beating as you add another third of the flour mixture, followed by the rest of the milk, and then the remaining flour mixture, beating well each time until the batter is very thick and smooth.

Quickly scrape the batter into the prepared cake pans, dividing it evenly, and place them in the oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the cakes are golden-brown, spring back when touched lightly in the center, and begin to pull away from the sides of the pans. Watch closely – one may be done before the other.

Remove from the oven and cool in the pans on wire racks or folded kitchen towels for 10 minutes. Then turn out the cakes onto wire racks or plates, turn the layers top side up and cool completely.

Make White Mountain Coconut Icing; set aside.

White Mountain Coconut Icing

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

2 egg whites

Add the sugar and water to a small sauce pan and stir to dissolve it. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and cook without stirring for 3 minutes. Then boil for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until the syrup has thickened and will form itself into a thread about 2 inches long when poured from a spoon back into the pan. Beat the egg whites in a large bowl with a mixer at high speed until they are bright white, shiny and pillow into voluminous clouds. While beating at high speed, slowly pour the cooked syrup into the egg whites to blend them into a fluffy-white icing. 4 to 5 minutes.

To ice the cake, place one cake layer, top side down, on a cake stand or serving plate. Cover it generously with icing and sprinkle with some of the coconut. Place the second layer on top of the iced layer, top side up. Ice the sides to help keep the cake steady, and then spread icing generously over the top, completely covering the cake. Place cake stand or serving plate on a cookie sheet to catch loose coconut as you shower the cake. Sprinkle coconut all over the cake, and then gently pat handfuls of coconut onto the sides and top to cover the bare spots. Transfer leftover cocnut to a jar or plastic bag and store it in the freezer.
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* 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon table salt
* 1/2 cup (1-stick) unsalted butter – softened
* 1/2 cup brown sugar – firmly packed
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
* 1 1/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Instructions

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed with the paddle attachment until smooth and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and coconut extracts, and continue beating. Scrape down sides of bowl, and spoon in flour mixture, beating till combined. Add coconut and mix. Transfer dough to a smaller bowl (if necessary), cover and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a medium-size cookie scoop, or by heaped tablespoonfuls, drop the dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving at least a 2 to 3-inch gap between each mound. Place one baking sheets at a time onto center rack of preheated 350 degree F oven. For soft chewy cookies; bake until centers are very lightly browned, about 7 to 8 minutes. For crisper chewy cookies; bake until centers are golden brown, about 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for at least two minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 36 cookies.

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookies freeze well.
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