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What you’ll need


5 eggs

baking soda

3.3g cream of tartar

caster sugar

243g caster sugar

vegetable stock

80g vegetable oil

vanilla essence

6g vanilla essence

coconut oil

8.4g coconut extract

whipped cream

120g cream

The Healthy Baker Plain Flour

230g The Healthy Baker Plain Flour

baking soda

13g baking powder


pinch salt


60g water

For the icing


75g butter, softened

icing sugar

163g icing sugar

whipped cream

60g cream

desiccated coconut

½ cup toasted coconut flakes


Preheat the oven to 170C, then grease and line 2 x 6-inch round cake tins. You may also use larger round tins but will need to adjust cooking time.


Separate the eggs, placing the whites and yolks in separate mixing bowls.


Using a handheld electric whisk, beat the eggs whites until foamy and forming soft peaks.


Add the cream of tartar and 1/3 cup caster sugar and beat again until stiff, glossy peaks form. Set aside.


Add the oil, cream, vanilla essence, and coconut extract to the egg yolks and whisk until smooth.


Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt to the egg yolk mixture until smooth and well combined.


Fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture until the batter is just combined.


Divide the batter evenly between the two cake tins and bake for 35min, or until golden brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean.


Allow to cool in the tins for 5 minutes before turning the cakes out onto a rack to cool completely.


When cakes are cool, make the icing by whipping the butter, icing sugar and cream until smooth.


Layer the cakes, adding icing between each cake layer. Use remaining icing to cover the outside and top of the cake. Press coconut flakes into the icing to decorate.