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Buttermilk White Cake with Coconut

Makes: 16 servings
Prep 1 hr 15 mins Cool 10 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins
Buttermilk White Cake with Coconut
Ingredients
  • 4  egg whites
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  cups  sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  cup  buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1  recipe Buttercream Frosting
  • 2  cups  coconut chips or flaked coconut
Directions

1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans; set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add buttermilk, shortening, and vanilla; beat on low until combined. Beat on medium 2 minutes more, scraping bowl. Add egg whites; beat 2 minutes more. (Batter will appear curdled.)

3. Spread in pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched and wooden pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.

4. Prepare Buttercream Frosting. Place layer flat side down on plate; spread top with some of the frosting. Stack second layer flat side down; frost top and sides. Sprinkle coconut. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Makes 16 servings.

Buttercream Frosting
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  softened butter
  • 3  cups  powdered sugar
  • 1/4  cup  buttermilk or milk
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 3 1/4 - 3 3/4  cups  powdered sugar
Directions

1. In 4-quart mixing bowl beat butter on medium until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to combine. Beat in buttermilk or milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in enough additional powdered sugar to make of spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Buttermilk White Cake with Coconut)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 529,
  • Fat, total (g) 20,
  • chol. (mg) 24,
  • sat. fat (g) 12,
  • carb. (g) 85,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 71,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 258,
  • Potassium (mg) 120,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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