Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins
This cake sounds out of this world delicious! I found it on recipelink and posted it for a forum request. This cake looks and sounds incredible!
- 1 cup egg white (7 to 8 eggs)
- 2 1⁄4 cups cake flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup salad oil
- 5 egg yolks
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon brandy (see below for option)
- 3 tablespoons champagne
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
- 1 (1/3 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1 pinch salt
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 1⁄4 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract or 1⁄2 teaspoon rum extract, to taste
- In a large bowl of an electric mixer, let egg white warm to room temperature about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Sift flour with sugar, baking powder and salt into another bowl. Make a well in the center.
- Add in order: oil, egg yolks, 1/2 cup water, vanilla and coconut extract. Beat with a spoon until smooth.
- In the large bowl of an electric mixer, at high speed, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form when beater is lifted.
- With a wire whisk or rubber scraper, using an over and motion, gently fold egg yolks/flour batter mixture into egg white mixture until just blended.
- Pour into two 8-inch round cake pans which have been greased and floured. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. You can split each of these layers to make 4 layers, if desired.
- Ice with the following recipe.
- Champagne Icing.
- Mix all ingredients together; beat with mixer until thickened. Split cake and spread between layers and all over cake. Grate pink, chocolate or tinted coconut over top of cake. Refrigerate.
- Bavarian Cream - Optional.
- The day before making cake, or early in the day, in a double boiler combine gelatin, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir in egg yolks. Then slowly add milk. Cook over boiling water, stirring until moisture coats the spoon. Remove at once.
- Refrigerate until slightly thicker than unbeaten egg whites. Beat egg whites until they form moist peaks when the beater is raised. Gradually add 1/4 cup of the sugar, beating until stiff. Fold into yolk mixture along with whipped cream, vanilla. Leave in bowl until ready to use.
This recipe makes enough batter for three 8 inch rounds. This is an incredible cake! A bit labor intensive, but well worth it. Thanks for posting it. I will put it in my arsenal of special occasion cake recipes.
Tender delicious cake. I did not make the frosting or Bavarian cream.