1 cup buttermilk1 teaspoon baking soda1/3 cup butter1/3 cup shortening3 cups white sugar4 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup flaked coconut1 teaspoon baking powder3 cups all purpose flourfrosting7 ounces cream cheese1/3 cup butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups confectioners’ sugar3 tablespoons light cream1/3 cup chopped walnuts1 cup sweetened flaked coconut


preheat oven to 340 degrees F -170 degrees C- grease three 10 inch round cake pans in a small bowl dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk set aside in a large bowl cream together 1/3 cup butter shortening and white sugar until light and fluffy mix in the eggs buttermilk mixture 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup coconut baking powder and flour stir until just combined pour batter into the prepared pans bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean allow to cool to make frosting in a medium bowl combine cream cheese 1/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla and confectioners’ sugar beat until light and fluffy mix in a small amount of cream to attain the desired consistency stir in chopped nuts and remaining flaked coconut spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.


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