Coconut Lemon Layer Cake Recipe

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Coconut Lemon Layer Cake
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Butter and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and 2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut milk and vanilla. Add half of the milk mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and beat until well blended.
  4. Into another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the sifted mixture to the butter mixture and stir well. Thoroughly mix in the remaining milk mixture. The batter will be very heavy.
  6. Using an electric mixer with clean, dry beaters and a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the beaten whites into the batter until no trace of white remains.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake until the tip of a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  8. While the cake is baking, make the lemon curd. In the saucepan, whisk together the lemon peel, juice, sugar, and eggs.
  9. On medium heat, cook the mixture, whisking constantly until the curd thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  10. For a perfectly smooth curd, pour the curd through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the lemon peel and any bits of egg (I always do this, because there are always little egg bits in the curd).
  11. Whisk in the butter a little at a time.
  12. Refrigerate the curd until well-chilled, about an hour.
  13. When the cake is cooled, spread half of the lemon curd between the two layers.
  14. Whip the cream until stiff and stir in the remaining lemon curd. Spread the whipped lemon cream over the cake and chill well.
  15. Serve sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 428.75 Kcal (1795 kJ)
Calories from fat 252.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.11g 43%
Cholesterol 86.72mg 29%
Sodium 116.83mg 5%
Potassium 244.56mg 5%
Total Carbs 40.93g 14%
Sugars 20.98g 84%
Dietary Fiber 0.95g 4%
Protein 5.43g 11%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Calcium 64.5mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 359.97 Kcal (1507 kJ)
Calories from fat 212.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.6g 43%
Cholesterol 72.81mg 29%
Sodium 98.09mg 5%
Potassium 205.33mg 5%
Total Carbs 34.37g 14%
Sugars 17.61g 84%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 4%
Protein 4.56g 11%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 1.5mg 10%
Calcium 54.1mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.7
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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