Sweet yellow cake with a wonderful lemon glaze; topped with our luscious Buttercream Icing and sprinkled with finely chopped nuts (of your choice). Coconut cake, topped off with flaked coconut.
2 cups Cake Flour
1 cup Sugar
2 tsp Baking powder
1 package (3 ounces) Lemon gelatin
3/4 cup Milk
2/3 cup Vegetable oil
2 Tb Lemon extract
3 Eggs, separated
1/4 cup Sugar
Lemon Glaze1 pound Confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup Lemon juice
Lemon Coconut Topping3 cups Buttercream Icing
2 cups Finely chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups Flaked coconut
any color of food coloring
Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~ 30 -
Pan Type ~ 10-inch Ring Mold Pan
In large mixing bowl, sift together the cake flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and gelatin.
Beat in the milk, oil and lemon extract. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time. Beat egg whites until
stiff, but not dry. While beating, add in 1/4 cup sugar. Fold egg whites gently, but
thoroughly into batter.
Pour cake batter into prepared pan.
Bake until cake springs back lightly to the touch. Turn out immediately onto wire rack. While cake is baking, prepare the glaze.
Combine confectioner's sugar and lemon juice in saucepan, heat until very hot. Keep warm while cake is baking. Carefully and slowly spoon the warm glaze over warm cake on wire rack until all glaze is absorbed.
Let cool 1 hour. While cake is cooling, tint the coconut. To tint coconut, place coconut in plastic bag. Add few drops food coloring and shake bag until color is evenly distributed. Frost cooled Lemon Coconut cake with buttercream icing. Press the nuts around sides of cake. Sprinkle top with tinted coconut.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!