Paula Deen's Jamie's Coconut Cake Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue to cream well for 6 to 8 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed.
  3. Divide batter equally among prepared pans. Level batter in each pan by holding pan 3 or 4 inches above counter, then dropping it flat onto counter. Do this several times to release air bubbles and assure you of a more level cake. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pans 5 to 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto cooling racks. Cool completely.
  4. While cake is baking, prepare filling. Stir together sugar, sour cream, milk, and coconut in a bowl until well blended.
  5. Remove cake layers from oven and allow cake to remain in pans as you prepare to stack and fill. Remove first layer and invert onto cake plate. Using the wrong end of a wooden spoon, poke holes approximately 1-inch apart until entire cake has been poked. Spread 1/3 of filling mixture on cake layer. Top with second layer, repeat process. Top with last layer and repeat process again. (As I stack layers together I stick them with toothpicks to prevent cake from shifting).
  6. To prepare the frosting, place sugar, cream of tartar or corn syrup, salt, water, and egg whites in the top of a double boiler. Beat with a hand-held electric mixer for 1 minute. Place pan over boiling water, being sure that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan. (If this happens, it could cause your frosting to become grainy). Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Frost the sides of the cake first, being careful not to get crumbs in the icing. When cake is completely covered, gently cover frosting with coconut.
  7. Cover loosely and refrigerate for three days (if you can stand it that long!).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1241.38 Kcal (5197 kJ)
Calories from fat 667.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 74.17g 114%
Cholesterol 306.12mg 102%
Sodium 232.92mg 10%
Potassium 469.53mg 10%
Total Carbs 140.68g 47%
Sugars 127.8g 511%
Dietary Fiber 1.68g 7%
Protein 12.35g 25%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 153.4mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 302.62 Kcal (1267 kJ)
Calories from fat 162.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.08g 114%
Cholesterol 74.62mg 102%
Sodium 56.78mg 10%
Potassium 114.46mg 10%
Total Carbs 34.29g 47%
Sugars 31.16g 511%
Dietary Fiber 0.41g 7%
Protein 3.01g 25%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 19%
Iron 0.6mg 13%
Calcium 37.4mg 15%

* 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

  • 30.7
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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