8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare Filling, and cool.

Step 2

Beat butter and 1/4 cup sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add yolks and milk, beating until smooth.

Step 3

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended; stir in vanilla. Pour into 2 well-greased 9-inch round cakepans.

Step 4

Beat egg whites at medium speed until frothy. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar and powdered sugar, beating 3 minutes or until soft peaks form and sugar dissolves. Spread meringue evenly over batter. Sprinkle evenly with coconut.

Step 5

Bake at 325° for 30 minutes or until meringue is golden. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks. Remove from pans, and cool completely.

Step 6

Spread Filling over meringue of one layer. Top with other layer, meringue side up.

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