Coconut Cake

Ingredients:

2 cups white whole wheat flour

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter

5 eggs

1 1/2 baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 (8 oz.) pkg flaked coconut

1 tsp coconut extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 egg whites
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour bundt pan.  Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, & flaked coconut.  In separate bowl, cream sugar, butter, eggs, and coconut & vanilla extracts.  Beat flour into cream mixture and add milk.  Mix batter until smooth, and pour into prepared pan.  Bake in preheated oven about 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Once cake is finished, remove from oven, and allow to cool before transferring to cake platter and frosting.

Brown sugar meringue:   Beat egg whites with electric mixer until frothy.  Gradually add brown sugar until mixture is stiff and forms peaks.  Add vanilla to mixture, and mix.  Evenly spread meringue over cake, and garnish with strawberries.

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