Mama's Boy Coconut Cake

Recipe courtesy of Natalie Duplessey
Show: Road Trip with G. Garvin Episode: Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 35 min
Prep: 40 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 55 min
 
YIELD: 1 cake
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

COCONUT CAKE:
  • 1 pound butter, plus more for greasing
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
COCONUT PASTRY CREAM:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 4 1/2 cups shredded coconut flakes
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1/3 pound butter, at room temperature
  • 3 pounds cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 pounds confectioners' sugar
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Directions

Special equipment: Four 8-inch cake pans

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease four 8-inch cake pans. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time.

In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix half of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Add the heavy cream, vanilla extract and coconut extract. Mix in the remaining dry ingredients. Split the cake batter among the prepared cake pans. Bake in the oven until cooked through and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes.

For the pastry cream: Bring the sugar, cream, vanilla extract and butter to a boil. In a small bowl stir 1/4 cup cold water and the cornstarch together, and then add to the cream mixture. Return to a boil. Stir in the coconut flakes. Cool completely before use.

For the cream cheese frosting: Beat the butter in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until completely smooth and all of the lumps are gone. Mix in the cream cheese, and mix until most of the lumps are gone. Add half of the sugar and mix. Then scrape the frosting down the sides of the bowl, and add the remaining sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Frost between each the layer of the cake with the pastry cream and then stack the layers on top of each other. Frost the outside of the cake with the cream cheese frosting.

Notes

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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