Vintage Vanilla Wafer Cake

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This unusual coconut cake is made with crushed vanilla wafers.  I'm not sure where the recipe first appeared in print, but it has been around for quite some time.

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Strawberry Coconut Cake

  • 2 sticks butter, 8 ounces
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 can coconut flakes, (3 1/2-oz)
  • 12 ounces vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup sweet milk, (whole milk)

  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes

  • Total Time: 60 minutes


Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add half of wafers crushed fine. Add coconut, nuts, milk, and balance of wafers. Spoon into a greased and floured tube cake pan.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour.

Leave in pan 10 minutes to cool; turn out onto plate.


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