My Old Fashioned Coconut Cake

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This recipe was handed down by my grandmother. I always loved it. I love coconut and it has always been a favorite. My granny made it well!

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 1 cCrisco
  • 5Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cSugar
  • 1 tspBaking Powder
  • 1 tspVanilla Flavoring
  • PINEAPPLE FILLING
  • 1 can(s)Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 tspButter
  • ¬∑Sweeten to taste with brown sugar
  • SOUR CREAM FROSTING
  • 1 cSour Cream
  • 10Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tspSoftened Butter
  • 1 can(s)Coconut
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How to Make My Old Fashioned Coconut Cake

Step-by-Step 

  1. To make the cake:

    Cream together Crisco and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add baking powder to cake flour, then add to Crisco and sugar mixture. Mix well. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring. Bake in three 9-inch cake pans at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool.
  2. Pineapple Filling:

    Place in 1 1/2 quart saucepan and cook 5-10 minutes. Mixture will be thin but cake will absorb the juice; punch several holes in cake with ice pick to aid in absorbing. Spread hot mixture over layers.
  3. Sour Cream Frosting:

    Combine sour cream and butter in mixer bowl. Add enough confectioners’ sugar to make of spreading consistency. Spread on top and sides of cooled cake. Sprinkle with coconut.