VANILLA WAFER CAKE

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Vanilla wafer cake is an old-fashioned classic cake.

Vanilla Wafer Cake has been around for years. I used to make it back in the seventies when my children were small and we lived on the farm.  I have been going through some of my old recipes and came across this one and decided to make it to post on the blog.  You can serve it plain or with caramel sauce.  This cake is great with coffee or as a dessert anytime. Take it to any gathering or make it for any holiday and you won’t bring any back home.

Vanilla wafer cake is moist and delicious.

2 sticks butter or margarine, or 1 cup

1 3/4 cups sugar

6 eggs

1/2 cup evaporated milk (can use regular milk)

11 ounce box of vanilla wafers, crushed (Put in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin)

1 1/2 cups coconut

1 teaspoon lemon extract

1 cup nuts of your choice

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and continue mixing.  Add milk, vanilla wafers and coconut along with lemon extract using mixer until well blended. Fold in nuts.  Pour into sprayed bundt pan.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes until center is done.  Cool for 15 to 20 minutes and remove from pan.  Enjoy!

Caramel Sauce:

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

4 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 tablespoons corn syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup milk

Bring to boil on top of stove and let boil for one minute. Remove from stove and add vanilla. Let cool to the consistency you like. It will harden as it cools. This sauce can be used on cakes, sweet rolls, etc.

 
 
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5 from 22 votes

Vanilla Wafer Cake

This Vanilla Wafer Cake recipe has been around for years. This cake is wonderful with coffee.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Wafer Cake
Servings: 1 Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter or margarine or 1 cup
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk (can use regular milk)
  • 11 ounce box of vanilla wafers, crushed (Put in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup nuts of your choice

Caramel Sauce (this is optional, it's good with our without it):

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and continue mixing. Add milk, vanilla wafers and coconut along with lemon extract using mixer until well blended. Fold in nuts.
  • Pour into sprayed bundt pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes until center is done. Cool for 15 to 20 minutes and remove from pan.

Caramel Sauce Instructions

  • Bring to boil on top of stove and let boil for one minute.
  • Remove from stove and add vanilla.
  • Let cool to the consistency you like. It will harden as it cools.

Be sure and PIN Vanilla Wafer Cake for later:

 
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