°1 c buttermilk

°1 tsp baking soda

°1/2 c butter

°1/2 c shortening

°2 c white sugar

°5 egg

°1 tsp vanilla extract

°1 c flaked coconut

°1 tsp baking powder

°2 cups all-purpose flour

°8 ounces of cream cheese

°1/2 cup butter

°1 teaspoon vanilla extract

°4 cups icing sugar

°2 tablespoons light cream

°1/2 cup chopped walnuts 

°1 c sweetened coconut


Preheat oven 350 degrees F  Greased 3 9-inch round cake pans.

In small bowl, dissolve baking soda in buttermilk; put aside.In bowl, cream 1/2 c butter, shortening also white sugar to light & fluffy.

Stir in eggs, buttermilk mixture, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup coconut, baking powder and flour. Stir until just combined. Pour batter to prepared pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool.

To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and icing sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

Stir in a small amount of cream to achieve desired consistency.

Stir in chopped walnuts and remaining shredded coconut.

Spread between layers and over top and sides of cooled cake.

Enjoy !

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