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Cocoanut Layer Cake


  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder


Cream shortening, add sugar slowly, add flavoring and well-beaten egg; add milk; mix well.

Then add flour, salt and baking powder which have been sifted together.

Bake in three greased layer cake tins in moderate oven 12 to 15 minutes.

Cocoanut Filling and Icing


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh grated cocoanut


Cook sugar and water over slow fire without stirring until syrup spins a thread.

Pour slowly over egg whites which have been beaten until stiff.

Beat until thick enough to spread; add flavoring.

Spread between layers and on top of cake.

While icing is still soft sprinkle thickly with cocoanut.


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The New Dr. Price Cookbook (1921).

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