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Vanilla ice cream tops the list of most popular ice cream flavors, according to the International Ice Cream Association. French vanilla ranks seventh.
Vanilla partners well with coconut, so sprinkle shredded coconut on top of the cake and lightly press onto the sides just after frosting while the butter cream is still soft.
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