Lemon-Filled Coconut Cake Recipe

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Lemon-Filled Coconut Cake
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  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Transfer to three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; gently stir in lemon juice and butter. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  5. Place one cake on serving plate; spread with half of the filling. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake.
  6. For frosting, in a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, egg whites, water and cream of tartar. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating on low over low heat until frosting reaches 160°, about 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a large bowl; add vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Frost top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 716.48 Kcal (3000 kJ)
Calories from fat 175.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.47g 30%
Cholesterol 106.39mg 35%
Sodium 159.79mg 7%
Potassium 237.15mg 5%
Total Carbs 121.77g 41%
Sugars 34.52g 138%
Dietary Fiber 0.76g 3%
Protein 10.73g 21%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 91.7mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 252.69 Kcal (1058 kJ)
Calories from fat 61.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.87g 30%
Cholesterol 37.52mg 35%
Sodium 56.36mg 7%
Potassium 83.64mg 5%
Total Carbs 42.95g 41%
Sugars 12.17g 138%
Dietary Fiber 0.27g 3%
Protein 3.79g 21%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.3mg 4%
Calcium 32.4mg 9%

* 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

  • 15.8
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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