Coconut Layer Cake With Lemon Filling and Marshmallow-Like Frost Recipe

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Coconut Layer Cake With Lemon Filling and Marshmallow-Like Frost
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  1. To Make The Cake:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. If you have only one mixing bowl, start by stiffly beating the egg whites and set aside, (keeping in mind that they will not hold forever).
  4. Cream butter and sugar.
  5. Add egg tolks and beat until thick and lemon colored.
  6. With a fork, mix together dry ingredients.
  7. Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk.
  8. Stir in vanilla.
  9. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  10. Divide batter between 3 buttered 8 cake pans (or 2 pans and make another batch of the recipe while the first is baking).
  11. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  12. Cool completely and remove from pans.
  13. Freeze if time permits.
  14. Before filling and frosting, cut off rough edges of cake with sharp scissors.
  15. To Make The Lemon Filling:.
  16. When grating rind take special care to not get the bitter white part.
  17. Put all ingredients in a double boiler.
  18. Stir over simmering water until thickened (approximately 15-20 minutes).
  19. Chill.
  20. To Make The Marshmallow-Like Frosting:.
  21. Stir the water, sugar, cream of tartar and salt together in a small heavy-bottomed pan.
  22. Hook a candy thermometer to the edge of the pan and boil without stirring until the mixture reaches 240°F.
  23. Meanwhile, beat egg whites until stiff.
  24. Pour the 240° syrup over the egg whites in a thin stream, beating constantly until thick and glossy.
  25. To Assemble: Remove cake layers from freezer.
  26. Spread the chilled filling between the layers, trying to not let much of it get out the sides.
  27. Frost the cake with the marshmallow-like frosting and sprinkle coconut on thickly, gently pressing it into the sides.
  28. If the cake slips around, gently slide it back straight.
  29. Decorate top with a flower or group of leaves. I use three strawberry leaves and a flower set in the center.
  30. Can be refrigerated.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1169.64 Kcal (4897 kJ)
Calories from fat 390.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.35g 67%
Cholesterol 226.66mg 76%
Sodium 1796.82mg 75%
Potassium 706.45mg 15%
Total Carbs 178.52g 60%
Sugars 106.04g 424%
Dietary Fiber 8.21g 33%
Protein 20.29g 41%
Vitamin C 12.3mg 20%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 5.7mg 32%
Calcium 418.6mg 42%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 282.4 Kcal (1182 kJ)
Calories from fat 94.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.47g 67%
Cholesterol 54.72mg 76%
Sodium 433.83mg 75%
Potassium 170.57mg 15%
Total Carbs 43.1g 60%
Sugars 25.6g 424%
Dietary Fiber 1.98g 33%
Protein 4.9g 41%
Vitamin C 3mg 20%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 8%
Iron 1.4mg 32%
Calcium 101.1mg 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 26.2
  • 32

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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