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Classic Coconut Layer Cake

MakingSense | Feb 17, 2007 02:19 PM

I have to make a cake to take to a Mardi Gras dinner tomorrow. This should be a classic traditional Southern cake so it's going to be Coconut Layer Cake. Lots of Southerners at this party so it has to be right.

The Washington Post this week had a recipe from a new book: Soul Food Desserts & Memories by Patti Pinner that has a recipe that sounds absolutely perfect. The author described the recipes as ones she collected from the "Queens of Soul Food."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...
The cake of my dreams? Like the ones my relatives made? That I ate at Church picnics?
There's a quickie version using a boxed mix and Cool Whip but I ain't goin' there. Can't use buttercream or cream cheese - not traditional.

I haven't made a boiled frosting in forever. Has anybody made this? Any tips? Does this sound as good to you as it does to me? No time to mess up here...

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