Coconut and Pecan Christmas Cake

    Coconut and Pecan Christmas Cake

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    55min


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    White chocolate, coconut and pecans make the cake so delicious! Bake it this Christmas to impress your family!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 125g white cooking chocolate buttons
    • 250g butter or margarine, softened
    • 400g sugar
    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
    • 2 1/4 cups (300g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
    • 75g flaked coconut
    • 100g chopped pecans
    • ICING
    • 1 cup (250g) cream cheese, softened
    • 120g butter or margarine, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 450g icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate buttons until melted. Cool for 20 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks; mix well. Beat in coating and vanilla. Combine flour and bicarb soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix well. Stir in the coconut and pecans.
    3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into the batter. Pour into three greased and floured 20cm square baking trays. Bake at 180 degrees C for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in trays 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
    4. Combine icing ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat well. Ice tops of two layers; stack on serving plate with plain layer on top. Ice top and sides of cake.

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