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Gail Simmons's Favorite Desserts

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Towering Coconut Layer Cake

Because Tyler Florence wanted his Wayfare Tavern to feel like a century-old San Francisco institution, he researched menus dating all the way back to the Gold Rush. This cake couldn’t be more traditional: four layers of rum-brushed yellow cake filled and frosted with a light and airy, coconut-scented meringue-buttercream.

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