Randy Owen's Coconut Cake

Both of Randy's grandmothers & his mother have made this cake through the years. "Sometime during the holidays, I always got a chance to eat their coconut cake," he says, "and I still love it today!"

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Cook Time: Follow box instructions | Yield: varies

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 box of white cake mix

Frosting:

  • 1 straw
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1Tbsp. white corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • grated coconut

Directions

Cake: Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Pour into (2) round cake pans. Bake as directed. Cool cake completely before putting icing on cake.

Icing: In double boiler, get water to boiling point, then turn down to simmer. Place all ingredients except the vanilla and coconut milk in top boiler and beat with mixer for 7 minutes till slightly stiff. Then add the vanilla and continue to beat to desired stiffness.

Get first layer round cake and place on cake platter. Take straw and punch holes in first layer of cake. Pour a little coconut milk in the holes. Then spread the frosting on the first layer. Apply grated coconut on top of first layer. Then place second layer on top of first layer and punch holes in top layer with straw. Pour coconut milk in top layer. You do not have to use the whole can as you don't want to make the cake soggy. Spread remaining frosting on top layer and then shake on the grated coconut.

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