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• ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

• ½ cup vegetable oil

• 2 cups white sugar

• 2 teaspoons coconut extract

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 4 eggs

• 3 cups self-rising flour

• 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

• ½ cup pineapple juice


• ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar, or more as needed

• ¼ cup pineapple juice

• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

• 1 teaspoon coconut extract

• ¼ cup shredded coconut

• 1 (20 ounces) can crush pineapple, drained

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch square pans.

Beat 3/4 cup butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly drizzle oil into creamed butter while continuing to beat butter until the mixture is smooth. Beat white sugar, 1 cup at a time, into butter mixture until incorporated. Add 2 teaspoons coconut extract and vanilla extract; mix well. Beat eggs, 1 at a time, into butter mixture, beating well until each egg is fully incorporated.

Mix flour, alternating with coconut milk, into butter mixture, ending with flour until batter is just mixed. Mix 1/2 cup pineapple juice into the batter. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

Mix confectioners’ sugar and 1/4 cup pineapple juice together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Beat 1 cup butter into the sugar mixture until light and fluffy. Add 1 teaspoon coconut extract; beat until icing is smooth, adding more confectioners’ sugar until desired consistency is reached.

Place 1 cake on a serving platter and top with a layer of icing. Place second cake over icing layer. Cover the entire cake with the remaining icing. Dust sides of cake with shredded coconut and top with crushed pineapple.

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By KhaliL