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Ingredients:

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1¼ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 3½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped pecans, toasted

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