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Vanilla Wafer Cake

Breads & Desserts


1 (12-oz.) box vanilla wafers, crushed
6 eggs, room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup milk, room temperature

Garnish (optional):
1 Tbsp. butter
Whipped cream
Caramel sauce


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease (butter) and flour a tube or Bundt pan. Crush vanilla wafers by placing about half of the box at a time in a zipper-top gallon bag and rolling over them with a rolling pin. Repeat with the other half. In a large bowl, beat the eggs well. Mix the vanilla wafers, sugar, vanilla extract, coconut, pecans and milk into the eggs. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let sit in pan for 10 minutes and turn out onto a plate. Cool completely before serving.

Garnish (optional):
Heat butter in sauté pan. Cut a 1-inch slice of cake, butter both sides and toast in the sauté pan. Add a dollop of whipped cream and berries. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Repeat with remaining cake slices.


from "Brentwood Traditions," Historic Brentwood, McComb

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