I made this cake for my mom's birthday and it turned out really well. I followed the recipe exactly except for the clear vanilla extract. They didn't have it at the grocery store I went to so I just used the regular stuff. I was worried it would ruin the white color of the cake but I think it turned out just fine. The instructions were a little vague but I ended up putting 3 cups of coconut into the batter just before mixing it for the last two minutes. I used an additional cup or so on the outside for decoration. The cake was a bit crumbly because of all the coconut but it tasted really good. Thanks!
EXCELLENT!! I made this cake yesterday, and then had a piece after dinner - so good! I had a piece today for breakfast â€“ fabulous!! My new yearâ€™s resolution to get healthy was blown by this cake, but let me tell you, well worth it. This is like an expensive wedding cake. I will make this again, when I have weight to spare. The only change I had to do from the original recipe was add another cup of powdered sugar to the icing to make it thick enough. Oh Debbie ... I don't know to curse you or bless you for posting this .. haha Thanks Hill Family