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Ingredients:

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • ½ lb. butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. coconut extract
  • ½ cup fresh coconut shavings (or frozen flakes, thawed)
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. coconut extract
  • 1½ cups fresh coconut shavings (or frozen flakes, thawed)

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