Coconut-Cake with 7-Min Frosting


For the cake:
2 1/4 cups cake flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup canola or different vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp sugar, divided
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut extract (non-obligatory)
1 cup milk**
1 cup egg whites (6 massive egg whites)

For the 7 minute frosting:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup water
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups coconut flakes

How To Make Coconut-Cake with 7-Min Frosting

Grease and flour cake pans (2 8″ or 9″ rounds, or a 13×9″ pan). Place parchment within the backside of the rounds, if utilizing. Warmth oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, sift collectively flour, baking powder and salt.
In one other bowl, beat collectively oil and 1 1/2 cups of the sugar till gentle and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and coconut extracts. Add flour and milk, alternating between the 2 in small additions. Beat till blended.
Within the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a big bowl with a hand mixer, beat egg whites till stiff peaks kind. Add remaining 2 tbsp sugar and beat till included. Gently stir egg whites into batter.


Pour batter into ready pans. Bake 35-50 minutes, or till toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear. Cool 10 minutes earlier than eradicating truffles from pans (if utilizing rounds) to chill fully.
To make the frosting, put together a double broiler by filling a small saucepan with about 2 inches of water and bringing to a mild simmer.
In a heatproof bowl, combine sugar, water, egg whites, and cream of tartar on low pace for about 30 seconds to mix. Place bowl on high of saucepan. The water within the saucepan mustn’t contact the bowl. Beat combination on excessive pace for 7 minutes, or till it’s stiff and glossy. Take away from warmth, add vanilla, and beat till vanilla is included.

To make the frosting in a stand mixer as an alternative of a double broiler, warmth sugar and water in a small saucepan on the range. Carry to a boil, then flip warmth down and simmer for 3 minutes. In the meantime, beat egg whites and cream of tartar to mix. Slowly pour sugar combination into egg whites whereas the mixer is working on excessive. Beat till stiff peaks kind and combination is shiny. Combine in vanilla till fully included.
Frost fully cooled as quickly as frosting is finished, as it is going to agency up upon standing.
Gently press coconut into the frosting to coat the cake.

**Use non-dairy milk, reminiscent of almond milk, for dairy-free possibility.

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