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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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* 225 g butter, softened
* 224 g cream cheese, softened
* 600 g white sugar
* 6 eggs
* 5 ml coconut extract
* 375 g all-purpose flour
* 2 g baking powder
* 150 g flaked coconut

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add sugar, and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the coconut extract. Mix in flour and baking powder until just moistened, then stir in coconut. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.

FOOTNOTE
*This cake recipe also does well baked in layers. Will make three 8 inch layers, or one 10 inch layer and one 6 inch layer. Reduce baking time if making as a layer cake, but keep the temperature the same. Test for doneness as indicated in recipe.
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Ingredients
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1 1/4 cups sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
* 2 cups flour
* 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350F, line 2 muffin pans with paper cups.
2.In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy; add eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
3.Combine salt, baking powder, coconut, and flour.
4.Drain and chop pineapple, reserving juice (about 7 ounces).
5.Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the reserved juice.
6.Fold in pineapple, and fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
7.Bake for 20-25 minutes.
8.Note: Sprinkle sugar on top of muffins for crunchy muffin tops.

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Makes two dozen cupcakes

* 3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 5 large eggs
* 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
* 2 cups sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1 pound sweetened flake coconut
* Cream Cheese Frosting

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift the dry ingredients together into a medium mixing bowl, and set the bowl aside. Break eggs into a small bowl, and set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. With the mixer running, carefully pour in eggs and vanilla and almond extracts.
3. Mix in the flour mixture and buttermilk by alternating between 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup buttermilk; be sure to start and end with the flour mixture. Add half the coconut, and mix until just incorporated.
4. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill each cup with batter using an ice-cream scoop with a 1/4-cup capacity; the batter should nearly reach the tops of the cups. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
5. Remove cupcakes from the oven, and allow them to cool briefly in the tin before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely, about 45 minutes. Generously ice them with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle with remaining coconut.
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2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
10 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup coconut milk
4 large egg whites

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans and like with parchment paper, lightly greasing the top of the parchment, as well.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in egg yolks and vanilla until mixture is smooth. Alternating wet and dry ingredients, add in the coconut milk and flour mixture in 3-4 additions, ending with a final addition of the flour mixture.
In another medium bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks with an electric mixer (make sure the beaters are very clean before beginning, especially if you used the mixer to make the rest of the batter). Using the mixer at low speed, stir about 1/3 of the egg whites into the rest of the cake batter. This lightens up the relatively stiff batter and makes it easier to work in the rest of the egg whites. Fold in the remaining whites, working in two or three additions, with a spatula. Make sure no streaks of egg white remain visible. Divide cake batter evenly into prepared round cake pans.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Turn cakes out onto a wire rack and remove parchment paper, allowing them cool completely before frosting.
Cakes may be made a day in advance and stored, wrapped in plastic wrap, at room temperature.

Once the cakes have cooled, place one of the layers on a serving plate or cake stand. Top with coconut filling (recipe below) and place second cake layer top-side-down (so that the flattest part of the cake is on the top) on the layer of filling. Press down gently. Use an offset spatula to frost sides and top of cake with chocolate coconut frosting. Sprinkle top of cake with a handful of shredded coconut to finish.

Coconut Filling
6 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp coconut milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened)

In a small bowl, beat together all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Coconut Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup butter
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2-3 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
5 tbsp coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
sweetened shredded coconut (for garnish)

In a small, microwave safe bowl, melt together butter and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in 30-45 second intervals, stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth. Cool for 10-15 minutes, or until mixture is at room temperature.
Transfer butter mixture to a larger bowl. Beat in cocoa powder, 2 cups confectioners sugar, coconut milk, vanilla and salt, beating until frosting is smooth and slightly fluffy. Add additional confectioners’ sugar to thicken, if needed (depending on the weather, you may need more one day and less another). Frosting should be at room temperature before using.
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White Cupcakes:

1 3/4 cups (175 grams) sifted cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar, divided

2 large eggs, separated

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons of grated lime or lemon peel (optional)

1/2 cup (120 ml) milk

1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

Cream Cheese Frosting:

2 1/3 cups (270 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted

3 tablespoons (45 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

4 ounces (113 grams) cream cheese, cold
Garnish: flaked or shredded coconut (can use sweetened or unsweetened coconut)
White Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and lightly butter or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

Separate the eggs while they are still cold, placing the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another bowl. Cover the two bowls with plastic wrap and allow the eggs to come to room temperature before using (about 30 minutes).

In a mixing bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes). Add 3/4 cup (150 grams) of the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla extract and lime peel (if using). Then, with the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

In a clean bowl of your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, (or with a hand mixer) beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup (50 grams) of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. With a rubber spatula gently fold a little of the whites into the batter to lighten it, and then fold in the remaining whites until combined. Do not over mix the batter or it will deflate.

Evenly fill the 12 muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. With a knife or offset spatula, spread frosting on each cupcake. If you want to pipe the frosting, I like to use a large Wilton 1M (open or closed) star decorating tip. Garnish with coconut. These cupcakes are best the day they are made but they can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Cream Cheese Frosting: In an electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Beat in the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the cream cheese and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes).

Makes 12 cupcakes
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6 large eggs, separated

2 1/2 cups (350 grams) all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 3/4 cups (350 grams) granulated white sugar, divided

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups (360 ml) buttermilk

1/4 cup (60 ml) canned coconut cream (Coco Lopez is a popular brand) (optional)

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Lemon Curd:

3 large eggs

1/3 cup (80 ml) fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons) (do not use the bottled lemon juice)

1 tablespoon (4 grams) finely shredded lemon zest

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar

4 tablespoons (56 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into small pieces

Frosting:

2 large (60 grams) egg whites

1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar

1/4 cup (60 ml) cold water

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Lemon Curd: In a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice until blended. Cook, stirring constantly (to prevent it from curdling), until the mixture becomes thick (like sour cream or a hollandaise sauce) (160 degrees F or 71 degrees C). This will take approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately pour through a fine strainer to remove any lumps. Cut the butter into small pieces and whisk into the mixture until the butter has melted. Add the lemon zest and let cool. The lemon curd will continue to thicken as it cools. Cover immediately (so a skin doesn’t form) and refrigerate until cold. The lemon curd can be made several days (up to a week) in advance.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Butter and flour, and then line the bottoms with parchment paper (or spray with Bakers Joy), two – 9 inch x 1 1/2 inch (23 x 3.75 cm) cake pans. Set aside.

Coconut Cake: While the eggs are still cold separate the eggs, placing the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another bowl. Cover the two bowls with plastic wrap and allow the eggs to come to room temperature before using (about 30 minutes).

In a mixing bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In bowl of electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes). Gradually add 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) of the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.

In a small bowl whisk together the buttermilk and coconut cream (if using).

With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

In a clean bowl of your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, (or with a hand mixer) beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup (50 grams) of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. With a rubber spatula gently fold a little of the whites into the batter to lighten it, and then fold in the remaining whites until combined. Do not over mix the batter or it will deflate.

Divide the batter and pour into the prepared pans, smoothing the surface with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed lightly in center.

Place the cakes on a wire rack to cool, in their pans, for about 10 minutes. Then invert the cakes onto a greased rack. To prevent splitting, reinvert cakes so that tops are right side up. Cool completely before filling and frosting.

Frosting: In a stainless steel bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, place the egg whites, sugar, water, and corn syrup. With a handheld electric mixer beat the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes on low speed. Increase the speed to high and continue to beat for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the icing is shiny and satiny with soft peaks.

Remove from heat, add the vanilla extract, and continue to beat on high speed for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the frosting is thick. Use immediately.

Assemble: With a serrated knife, cut each cake layer in half, horizontally. Place one cake layer on your serving plate and spread with about 1/3 of the lemon curd and 2 tablespoons of coconut. Continue with the next layers, stacking and filling with the lemon curd and coconut. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the 7-Minute Frosting and then sprinkle with about 1 cup of coconut. Cover and refrigerate the cake until serving time.

Makes one – 9 inch (23 cm) layer cake.
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