Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake (Made with Vanilla Wafers)

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14Ingredients
85Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces vanilla wafers (finely crushed)
  • 6 ounces coconut flakes (reduce sugar by 1/4 cup if using sweetened coconut)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 lemons (large)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 ounces coconut flakes (reduce sugar by 1/4 cup if using sweetened coconut)
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