Cake, Desserts

Mrs. Turner’s Coconut Cake

Also known as a “Hot Milk Cake”. This cake is so delicious! I was given one for a birthday one year and didn’t share a single slice. The recipe has been a Turner family favorite for about 70 years.

Cake:
1 cup hot milk with 4 tablespoons butter melted in
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat eggs approximately 3-4 minutes until foamy. Add sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat again. Add flour and baking powder. Add hot milk and beat until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Topping:
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter
4 tablespoons half-and-half
1 cup shredded coconut 

Mix topping ingredients together. Spread topping on cake while warm, not hot. Put under broiler until it bubbles and browns.