State Fair Winning Coconut Cake

Recipe by Debbie R.
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Grease and flour two round cake pans or one large pan for a single layer cake.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Cream shortening. Beat in 1 and 2/3 cups sugar. Blend in vanilla and coconut extracts. Beat in egg whites.
  • Blend in flour alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Using a mixer, beat on low for 2 minutes. Pour into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean.
  • Cool 10 to 15 minutes in pans, then finish cooling on racks. Cool completely before frosting.
  • For frosting: Put Wondra in saucepan. Slowly blend in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thick. Cool.
  • In deep bowl, beat butter, shortening and salt. Beat in confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Beat in cooled white sauce until fluffy.
  • Frost cake. Sprinkle with all of the coconut.
  • Store in refrigerator.
  • Cooking time does not include the time for the cake and frosting to cool.