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This towering dessert is made up of layers of super-moist, almost puddinglike coconut cake spread with tangy passion fruit curd, then topped with whipped cream and crispy flakes of toasted coconut. The recipe is from Cynthia Wong, pastry chef at Cakes & Ale in Decatur, Georgia. The cake may look intimidating, but it’s easy to make: “Just pop the layers out of the baking pans and slap them together,” Wong says.

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