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21 July 2012

Retro Recipe: Coconut Queen Party Cake

Retro Recipe:  Coconut Queen Party Cake
From the cookbook "Here Are The Cakes America Loves", 1950:

Coconut Queen Party Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Cake:

• 2¾ cups cake flour, sifted
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ¾ cup shortening
• 1½ cups sugar
• 4 egg whites
• 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 cup milk

Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. Cream shortening thoroughly. Gradually add the sugar, mixing continuously. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk, beating until smooth after each addition.

Pour into 2 well-greased 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes. Cool layers slightly and remove from pans. Cool completely.

Frosting:

• 2 egg whites
• 1½ cups sugar
• 6 tablespoons water
• 6 large marshmallows, quartered
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• ¼ teaspoon baking powder

In the top of a double boiler, combine first 4 ingredients. Cook over rapidly boiling water, beating with a rotary egg beater about 10 minutes, or until mixture stands in peaks. Remove top of double boiler from heat.

Add the vanilla extract and baking powder and beat about 5 minutes, or until frosting is thick and of good spreading consistency.

Sprinkle 1 cup of grated coconut over top and sides. If desired, tint coconut by placing it with 2 drops of liquid food coloring in a covered pint jar. Shake until coconut is evenly tinted.

source: adapted from midcenturymenu.com.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Suzanna said...

What a beautiful cake! Must be delicious too. Yum!!

6:06 am  
Anonymous Becky in Texas said...

As I said in a comment that seems to have gotten lost in Cyber Land...
1) Jason,you were right in your response my comment on the last post: the Spam Monster got my first subscription "ping".
2) This post: This cake and frosting recipe are almost exactly the same as one my mom used to make (and yes Suzanna it is Yum!)but...and I quote from my original comment: "Oh,Stockl you're a bad influence on my waistline. *shakes fist northward* :)

1:27 am  
Anonymous RetroRuth said...

Hey Jason -

Glad you liked the post! Would appreciate a live link back to my blog. Thanks!

http://www.midcenturymenu.com/2012/01/coconut-queen-party-cake-with-marshmallow-frosting/

12:16 pm  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

Done, RetroRuth! Loving your blog, BTW... :-)

7:37 pm  

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