Total Time
55mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

Better Homes and Gardens recipe. Rich, but delicious cake worthy of your holiday table!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease and lightly flour 3 9-inch round baking pans; set aside. Bring butter and 3/4 cup water to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add baking bar; stir until melted. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, and rum extract; set aside. Combine 1/2 cup of the flour and the chopped pecans; set aside.
  2. In an extra-large mixing bowl combine the remaining flour, the sugar, the 1/2 cup coconut, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir in butter mixture. Fold in flour-pecan mixture. Divide evenly into prepared pans. Bake in a 350 F oven 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
  3. To assemble, place a cake layer on a platter. Spread top with 1/2 cup frosting. Repeat with another cake layer and 1/2 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides with remaining frosting. If desired, garnish with toasted coconut and pecan halves.
  4. White Chocolate Frosting: In a large mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in melted baking bar. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth.