Preheat oven to 350F. Add cake mix, egg whites after separating into the large mixing bowl. Add oil and water. Blend until batter is smooth. Beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Add extract, almonds and coconut. Blend well. Pour into pans. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes. Let cake cool for 15 minutes in pans. When cake is completely cool, spread icing on cake. Completely cover both layers of the 8-inch round layers. Top with silvered almonds.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana