One of Tootie's special creations:

Buttermilk Pound Cake with Coconut Frosting

2 ½ cups sifted cake flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1  cups sugar
¾ cups shortening
1 cup buttermilk
4 unbeaten egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° F   Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch* pans.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl.
Add shortening and buttermilk.
Beat for two minutes.
Add egg whites and flavorings.
Beat two minutes.
Bake in two 9-inch pans, floured and greased, at 350° F for 25 to 30 minutes.

*Using a different size pan will work, just adjust cooking time accordingly.


Coconut Frosting

Cream well:        cup butter

                        1 pound package confectioner’s sugar

Add:                 ½ cup corn syrup (light Karo syrup)

                        ½ teaspoon salt

                        1½ teaspoons vanilla

                        2 cups coconut



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