Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
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Total:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
one 8-inch cake

Ingredients

For cake batter:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
For frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease and flour three 8-inch cake pans. Using an electric mixer, cream the sugar and butter. With the mixer running, add the oil and incorporate thoroughly. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each yolk. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking soda together. Add the ground pecans to the flour mixture. Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the egg mixture. Mix thoroughly. Fold in the coconut. Using an electric mixer, in a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake the cakes for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the center of each cake is set. Remove the cakes from the oven and cool on a wire cake. After the cakes have cooled, invert each cake onto a piece of parchment paper. Set the cakes aside. To make the frosting, use an electric mixer to cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix well. Fold in the pecan pieces. Spread a thin layer of the frosting on top of each cake. Place the layers of cake on top of each other. Ice the sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the coconut.

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