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This cake sits in the fridge for three days after making- and it is worth every minute!! :) Perfect for dinner parties because you can make it in advance. It is a 6 layer show stopper- tastes every bit as good as it looks! :) I have had a lot of recipe requests for this one-- I will post a picture as soon as I can! :)
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 5 eggs
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup chilled heavy cream
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups shredded coconut, plus more for topping
- 1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip (I use creamy cool whip)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Grease and flour three 9 inch round pans. (I put small parchment round in the bottom of the pan).
- For the cake, cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Combine the flour and baking powder: add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with flour.
- Stir in the vanilla.
- Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
- Cool the cakes for 10 minutes in the pans, then turn out to cool completely.
- While the cakes cool, make the filling: In a large chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff. Fold in the sour cream, then gradually add the confectioners sugar. Stir in the vanilla, then fold in the coconut.
- To serve, split each cake later in half horizontally. Spread the filling between the layers and on the top of the cake. Place the cake in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3 days before serving.
- When ready to serve remove from refrigerator and sprinkle with coconut. If desired frost with cool whip and then sprinkle coconut.