Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 teaspoon Baking soda

  2. 1 cup Buttermilk

  3. pounds Butter,at room temperature

  4. 11/3 cup Sugar

  5. 2 Egg yolks

  6. 2 cups Flour,all-purpose

  7. teaspoon Salt

  8. 2 teaspoons Baking powder

  9. teaspoon Lemon rind,grated

  10. cup Sugar

  11. 2 tablespoons Cornstarch

  12. 1 cup Water,boiling

  13. cup Lemon juice

  14. cup Coconut grated

  15. 1 tablespoon Butter

  16. 2 Egg whites

  17. 1 1/2 cup Sugar

  18. cup Water

  19. 1 tablespoon Light corn syrup

  20. 1 1/2 cup Coconut,grated

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑


  2. Grease and flour 2 9" layer cake pans.

  3. Add soda to buttermilk, stir to blend, and set aside.

  4. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat well after each addition.

  5. Sift flour with salt and baking powder onto waxed paper. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk to butter a little at a time and blend well after each addition. Stir in lemon rind.

  6. In a separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff, then fold into batter. Pour into prepared pans and bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Remove from pans onto cake rack until cool. Put layers together with Lemon-Coconut Filling, frost with Coconut Frosting, and sprinkle with coconut.


  8. Mix together sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add boiling water and lemon juice; stir in coconut. Bring to a full boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat slightly and let boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool to room temperature. Stir; spread between cakes layers.


  10. Combine all ingredients except coconut in top of double boiler.

  11. Beat 1 minute to blend, then place over boiling water and beat with rotary hand or electric beater until stiff peaks form, stirring mixture up from bottom and sides of pan occasionally.

  12. Transfer to a large bowl and beat 1 minute more, or until thick enough to spread.

  13. Frost cake, then sprinkle generously with grated coconut.

  14. Makes sufficient frosting for sides and top of 2 9" cake layers.


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