Created by dienia b on August 28, 2020
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°.
Step 2: Butter two 8-inch round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper.
Step 3: Spray pam
Step 4: Butter and flour the pans, tapping out excess flour.
Step 5: In a small bowl,
Step 6: Sift the cake flour with the baking powder and salt.
Step 7: In a small bowl combine the milk with the coconut milk.
Step 8: In a medium bowl,
Step 9: Beat the butter at medium speed until creamy.
Step 10: Slowly add the granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy,
Step 11: Scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Step 12: Add the egg yolks and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Step 13: At low speed, add the dry ingredients in 3 batches,
Step 14: Alternating with the milk mixture
Step 15: Beat until smooth.
Step 16: In 4th bowl, using clean beaters, beat the egg whites at high speed until firm but not dry.
Step 17: Stir one-third of the beaten whites into the batter until smooth, then fold in the remaining whites until no white streaks remain.
Step 18: Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the surfaces.
Step 19: Bake for 35 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached.
Step 20: Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Peel off the parchment paper.
Step 21: Using a sharp serrated knife,
Step 22: Cut each cake into 2 even layers.
Step 23: Spread the raspberry jam between the cut layers of each cake and then reassemble.
Step 24: Place one cake on a serving plate, right side up.
Step 25: Spread 1 1/2 cups of the Seven-Minute Frosting on the top and then center the second cake over the first.
Step 26: Spread the frosting liberally over and around the cake.
Step 27: Dust your hands lightly with confectioners' sugar and press the coconut onto the side of the cake. Sprinkle the rest of the coconut on top
Step 28: Let stand room temperature for 30 minutes before slicing