Prep 15 mins
Cook 36 mins
I ate this cake while visiting a friend who used to live in Florence Al. She got the recipe from a co-worker of hers, She hates to share recipes, but I was persistant. (Hey is that like obnoxious?) Fantastic cake, does not even randomly taste like it started with a cake mix. Don't substitute any ingredients, I tried and failed. You can use any white frosting you like.
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 4 egg whites
- 8 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 2 1⁄2 cups raisins
- 1 (14 ounce) package shredded coconut or 1 (14 ounce) package flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray bottom of 2 8 inch round baking pans.
- Combine cake mix, water and egg whites.
- Mix on low speed for 1 minute.
- Beat on low speed for 2 minutes.
- Pour batter into prepared pans.
- Bake for 32-36 minutes.
- Cool in pans on cooling rack for 15 minutes.
- Remove from pans.
- In a double boiler combine egg yolks, flour 2 cups sugar and butter.
- Cook over low heat until thick.
- I used a large bowl and cooked it in the microwave on 50% until thickened.
- Add walnuts, pecans, raisins and coconut.
- Mix well.
- Spread filling between cooled layers and on side of cake.
- Frost top with any white frosting.
This cake was good, although some members of family didn't care for it, I did. I also thought it made a great presentation. I did have some problems making it, as I expected the butter, eggs, flour, and sugar to get thicker, it seemed to stay same consistency from beginning to end. Which turned out to be ok, but I didn't know it at the time, and it worried me. Thanx for posting.