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Coconut Cake

  • Whites 8 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sweet cream
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Icing:
  • 1 pound of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 grated coconut
Whites 8 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sweet cream, 2 teaspoons baking powder. Bake in layers.

Icing:
One pound of sugar boiled in a little water until quite thick, then pour atop the well-beaten whites of 4 eggs, beat rapidly until cool, then add one grated coconut.
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT Oct 13, 2009


15 min 30 min 45 min

Coconut

  • Coconut is high in fiber, a healthy calorie-free fiber
  • Coconut can temporarily cure your sweet tooth because it balances blood glucose levels and improves secretion of insulin
  • Coconut is a great food for losing weight because it is low fat but increases metabolism and provides energy

Sugar

  • The American Heart Association recommends the following for daily sugar intake: 9 Tsp (Men), 5 Tsp (Women), 3 Tsp (Children)
  • The average american consumes over 20 teaspoons of sugar per day
  • Most sweeteners including sugar and fruit extracts, cane juices, honey, syrup, etc. have a fructose/glucose ratio of approximately 50/50
  • Fructose is found in sugar and most sweeteners and is unhealthy because it goes straight to the liver causing diabetes and heart disease
  • Sugar is sometimes referred to as "evaporated cane juice"
  • Many people choose sugar over high fructose corn syrup because sugar is not as highly processed
  • Consumption of sugar increases insulin levels, increases energy, but then leads to a drop in both and likely a craving for more food
  • Sugar is a carbohydrate with about 9 calories per sugar cube
  • About 40% of the world's sugar production comes from Brazil
  • The fully mature sugar cane stem can grow as tall as five meters
  • Sugar cane and sugar beet are the most common sources of refined sugar
  • Sugar is sucrose which can is found naturally in many plants
  • Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing sugar to the Americas
  • The process of creating sugar through evaporation of the sugar cane juice began in India
  • The earliest known production of sugar dates back to 9000 BC in the southwest Pacific island of New Guinea

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