Total Time
55mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

A lighthearted dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  3. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter.
  4. Using electric mixer, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  6. Add vanilla; mix until blended.
  7. Combined dry ingredients, and then add alternately with half and half to butter mixture, and mix until blended.
  8. Spoon batter into prepared cake pan; with metal spatula, spread batter evenly in pan.
  9. Bake at 350°F 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool 10 minutes; loosen from sides of pan.
  11. Invert on cooling rack.
  12. To make frosting, heat water in top of double boiler to simmer.
  13. With electric mixer, beat in egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, and vanilla until soft peaks form (about 7 minutes).
  14. Remove pan from heat.
  15. Cool 15-20 minutes.
  16. With top side of cake up, spread frosting on top and sides.
  17. Sprinkle coconut onto top and sides; pat gently into frosting.

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