Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

A very addictive cake.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream shortening and margarine until even consistency.
  3. Add sugar and vanilla, cream until even.
  4. Add egg yolks 1 at a time, creaming after each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the maraschino cherry juice and buttermilk.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  7. Add half of the wet ingredients to the creamed mixture and then mix into the dry ingredients.
  8. Repeat with the other half of ingredients.
  9. Fold in coconut.
  10. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into the mixture.
  11. Divide mixture between 2 greased floured layer pans and bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and cool completely before icing.
  13. Icing: Beat first 4 ingredients until light and creamy.
  14. Spread mixture/icing between layers and over entire surface.
  15. Press toasted nuts around the periphery of the cake and arrange the remaining nuts on the top.

Reviews

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I had to make this because it sounded so interesting! And it was- I followed the instructions to the letter and it turned out perfect. I did have to bake it a bit longer to get the middle to cook, and the outside got a little dark. But in the finished product, the darkness didn't effect the taste or appearance. I love the coconut in the cake - very good texture and flavor. And how can you go wrong with cream cheese frosting?!? :) Overall, the cake was nice and high, very moist and a wonderfully unique taste. Thanks so much! I will certainly be making this again soon.

Lisa Pizza March 07, 2003

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