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Vanilla Wafer Cake with Coconut
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Vanilla Wafer Cake


  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup), softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 (11-ounce) box vanilla wafers, placed in a plastic bag and crushed with a rolling pin or use a food processor
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (7-ounce) package sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour abundt pan well.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time.
  • Alternate between mixing in vanilla wafer crumbs and milk.
  • Stir in vanilla extract, coconut, and pecans.
  • Place in oven and bake for 60 to 70 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a cake stand or plate.


Note: Whenever I bake something in a bundt pan, I place it on a baking sheet just in case there is any overflow.