Southern-style Coconut Recipe

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Southern-style Coconut
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  1. Preheat oven to 350o F.Prepare the cake mix according to package directions.Substituting the milk for water.Divide cake batter among three greased 9-inch round cake pans.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.Remove cakes from pans; cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. While the cakes cool, prepare the filling.Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).Fold in the sour cream, then gradually fold in the confectioners' sugar.Stir in the vanilla.Fold in the sweetened coconut.
  3. Using a serrated knife, split each cake in half horizontally.Spread the filling over the layers, stacking all the layers.Place the cake in an airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap.Refrigerate overnight or up to three days before frosting.
  4. Whenyou are ready to frost the cake, make the frosting.In the top of a double boiler or in a metal bowl, combine the granulated sugar, egg whites,water, corn syrup, and salt, beat for 1 minute with anelectric hand mixer.Place the pot or bowl over (not in) a pot of boiling water. Cook, beating constantly with mixer, about 7 minutes or until the frosting becomes fluffy and stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Remove the pot from the boiling wwater.Add the vanilla: continue beating for 1 to 2 minutes more until barely warm.Frost the top and sides of the cake.Sprinkle the cake with additional coconut.
  5. Makes 12 to 16 servings
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 650.88 Kcal (2725 kJ)
Calories from fat 272.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.24g 47%
Cholesterol 51.73mg 17%
Sodium 317.5mg 13%
Potassium 340.69mg 7%
Total Carbs 89.95g 30%
Sugars 55.18g 221%
Dietary Fiber 1.42g 6%
Protein 8.15g 16%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Calcium 244.3mg 24%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 297.16 Kcal (1244 kJ)
Calories from fat 124.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.8g 47%
Cholesterol 23.62mg 17%
Sodium 144.95mg 13%
Potassium 155.54mg 7%
Total Carbs 41.07g 30%
Sugars 25.19g 221%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 6%
Protein 3.72g 16%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 16%
Calcium 111.6mg 24%

* 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

  • 15.3
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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