There is something so comforting about an old-fashioned, from scratch, layered coconut cake. Just the photo of one invokes warm memories of family gatherings, special celebrations, and Sunday lunches when special company was coming. My Granny always had one at Christmas and Easter, but she was known to whip them up for any “special” occasion.
I can’t tell you how often I’m asked, “I follow my grandmother’s recipe exactly, but it doesn’t taste the same. What am I doing wrong?”
The answer is, “Once upon a time,” all food was organic, non-gmo and contained no pesticides or other poisons. I found that when I began to use organic, non-gmo ingredients, like flour (I recommend this one), sugar, real salt (not table salt which is chemically altered), etc., my recipes tasted like those I had grown up with. Of course it was one of those “Duh” moments when I realized that my great-grandmother and my grandmother didn’t have GMO, pesticide laden, heavily processed ingredients to cook with. Of we can’t all have a cow for homemade milk and butter, or chickens for fresh eggs like they did, but buying organic gets you right up beside it. 🙂
My family and friends noticed the taste change and asked me what I was doing differently. All of the recipes I share are made with organic, non-gmo ingredients. If you don’t subscribe to this way of eating, the results you get with your usual ingredients will be delicious. If you haven’t experienced the difference in taste, you don’t know it’s different.
This coconut cake recipe is the one my great-grandmother, Ma Horton, taught my grandmother to make and she taught me. This recipe is another of those family treasures you’ve heard me speak of so often. You asked for it, so here it is…Ma Horton’s Layered Coconut Cake recipe. Enjoy!
Well, now you know all my secrets to Ma Horton’s Layered Coconut Cake recipe. I promise you, every dish will be scraped clean from the mixer to the cake plate!
Be sure to share this with your family and friends. Let me know how it turns out for you. If you have any questions, you can always reach me personally by using the Contact Me page or commenting below.
Safe and Happy Journey,
Rhonda and The Pack