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This majestic cake -- with layer upon layer of subtle coconut flavor -- is worthy of the guest of honor at a Mother's Day luncheon; she deserves a little effort and a lot of deliciousness.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2006



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  • zileyram77aol
    1 OCT, 2016
    This cake was a sore disappointment. It took all day to make and somehow while it was in the oven, it turned into a gel like brick. (Maybe all those eggs?) I still went through and frosted it because it was the day of my husband's birthday, and I had no plan B. I had a bad feeling when I cut the cake and it took about 20 lbs. of force to get the knife to go thru. I tried to shake it off, but what I couldn't shake off was the horrified look on my husband's face when he took the first bite.
  • katielafaw1
    21 JUL, 2014
    This cake is WONDERFUL. It and the frosting are definitely on the more time-consuming side for a layer cake, so use it for a special occasion or if you're looking to enjoy the process of baking and aren't under a time constraint. It is, however, not difficult to make if you take your time and read the instructions carefully before you begin and during the process. Note that the cake and frosting (the Swiss Meringue Buttercream) take a combined almost two dozen eggs, so be sure to have plenty!
  • waldoh1_11213051_384
    28 OCT, 2009
    Where is the rest of the video???
  • ntlzag
    6 JAN, 2009
    Anybody know where to find all 3 parts of the video?
  • ntlzag
    6 JAN, 2009
    Anybody know where I can view parts 2
  • brandyblab
    1 JAN, 2009
    I too made this recipe a few years ago from the magazine and I emailed myself the recipe link so I could make it again in the future. Then the email link did not work when I went to get the recipe again. I love this recipe and am thrilled to have found it again. It is very good and always gets great reviews. Yes it is time consuming but when people see it, and taste it they know you care about them and if you take it out to a shower or a party everyone can tell how much LOVE you added to it.
  • jernkath
    7 MAR, 2008
    I am so glad to have found this recipe again. I first made it a couple of years ago for my daughter in law's baby shower. it was such a hit that the family is still raving about it! I got it originally from MSL mag and tore the page out to use in the kitchen! I'll never do that again! Thanks for all the great recipes over the years! Faithful reader and stock holder Kathleen Vosburgh Burlington, Washington
  • MS12088494
    31 DEC, 2007
    i did everything as it says, but this cake was not the greatest! The buttercream tasted like pure butter! i don't know if there was a misprint in teh recipe or was very time consuming, and disappointing. i have never had anything but utter success with MSL recipes...don't know what happened here!

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