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Ingredients

2 cups flour
2-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
1-2/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
Vanilla frosting with 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup coconut

Instructions

Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, blending after each. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with coconut milk. Pour into pans. Bake 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool. Spread bottom layer with frosting and sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the coconut. Add top layer; frost top and sides and sprinkle with coconut.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island



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