Birthday Coconut Cake

Oven temperature: 375°F. (moderately hot)

Baking time: 25-30 min

Yield: two 9″ round layers

Sift …2¼ cups sifted cake flour, 1½ cups sugar, 2½ teaspoons double acting baking powder

1 teaspoon salt into mixing bowl

Add …¾ cup Homogenized Spry, ½ cup milk, 1 teaspoon orange extract, ½ teaspoon almond extract, 1 unbeaten egg

Beat …200 strokes (2 min. by hand or on mixer at low speed). Scrape bowl and spoon or beater.

Add …¼ cup milk, 2 unbeaten eggs

Beat …200 strokes (same as above)

Pour …into 2 round 9″ Sprycoated layer pans 1½″ deep.

Bake …until cake tests done

Cool …and remove from pans.

Spread …Best Seven-Minute Frosting between layers, sprinkle with ¼ cup coconut, and spread remaining frosting on sides and top of cake.

Pat …1 cup coconut onto sides of cake

Write …Happy Birthday across top of cake with pink frosting. Place pink candles in holders around rim of cake.

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