Adapted from Quick Cooking. I tried this delicious recipe and wrote in capital letters across the page "Excellent!" I rediscovered this yummy recipe again today as I was digging through my recipe box searching for fall favorites. The recipe originally called for shortening, but I prefer the rich flavor or real unsalted butter. Since this recipe makes 2 cakes, you can leave the coconut off the second if you want one plain. I often freeze the second cake after baking.