This cake was adapted from the Food Network's Alton Brown version of an old fashioned Coconut Cake. I decided that I would love to have a real coconut cake made from real coconuts and not the store bought stuff that has been sitting on the shelf for weeks. Please keep in mind that this is a long prosess but i promise you that it is soooooo worth it in the end. I guarantee this is the best coconut cake you will ever have. This cake requires you to go out and purchase 2 whole coconuts which can be found in most supermarkets or in any ethnic farmers market, however this recipe will still be good with the store bought stuff on the shelf if you can't find real whole coconuts.