Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Sue Lally Recipe

By Sue Lally Susie429

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I have a really good coconut cake recipe, but was craving chocolate, so I switched out a few ingredients, and this is what I came up with. I took it to work (my co-workers are my guinea pigs, ha), and they all loved it! I hope you do too. :)

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
It's like my favorite candy bar in CAKE form! If you like coconut, you're going to love this wonderful blend of fabulous flavors.


devils food or chocolate cake mix
1 pkg
(4 serving size) chocolate instant pudding mix
1 1/3 c
1/3 c
vegetable oil
1 1/3 c
(about) coconut
1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can(s)
(14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
vanilla extract

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #coconut, #easy, #bundt

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Sue Lally Susie429
Apr 28, 2015
So sorry I haven't answered the recent questions. I've not been online and am just now seeing everyone's posts.

Thank you for the nice comments from those of you that have tried it and want to try it. I'm glad you liked it, and for those that haven't made it yet...I hope you enjoy it.

Pat...yes, I'm sure it will work in a 9 x 13 pan just fine. Just adjust your baking time. :)

Joann Bernard...I'm not really sure what to say about your negative comment and rating, since you are rating it without having tried it. Millions of people like the convenience of a cake mix, including myself, but if you don't like using them, that's fine. If I am looking for recipes and find something I might like to make, but don't like something about it, I just use the things I like about it and adjust it to my taste. You could easily make this with your own cake recipe and make it your own, like I do. One thing I never do, though, is make negative comments to people for no reason. :-/ for going to the source for everyone! Wish my grocery store would have a $1.00 cake mix sale! I'm really glad you liked the cake, too. I love using the mini chips as well. Let me know if you use the coconut rum and how it turns out. I have some here, and actually thought about using it in a cake, but haven't tried it yet. Great minds think alike...right? ;-) I'm going to have to look for the Almond Joy & Mounds pudding mixes...yum!

Mary, thank you for the nice comments, and I'm glad you've made the cake many times and that it is enjoyed. That makes me smile. :)

Mona, I'm shocked that my recipe was in your local paper! crazy is that? Thanks for giving me my 15 minutes of fame, hehehe. :)
Rachael Parker rach3kids
Apr 27, 2015
Im making this right now!
Sarah Benak SarahBAustin
Apr 24, 2015
As promised, I'm reporting back. This cake is very moist and delicious. My husband doesn't much care for coconut but loved this cake. We love how it's speckled with chocolate chips (I used mini-chocolate chips). I took the advice from another reviewer and toasted the coconut before adding it to the batter. Also? We never got around to the glaze, as we dug into it as soon as it had cooled. And it's wonderful on its own w/o the glaze -- but next time I do want to try it with the glaze (glaze, icing and ganache are usually a must for me!). As I mentioned, I used the Duncan Hines cake mix and Jello brand instant pudding -- the cake popped right out of the Bundt pan at about the 20-minute cooling point with very few crumbs left behind. I love how this cake bakes up really tall -- makes for a beautiful presentation. I've already purchased the ingredients for a second cake to take to a pot luck next weekend. Well done, Sue! I'm also thinking I might use a bit of Coconut Rum in place of some of the water one day to make an "adult" version. Oh, and I forgot to add: I did not realize until the other day at the store that there are now Almond Joy and Mounds puddings at HEB! Now THOSE would be interesting to try!
Mona Greer kentuckylady1717
Apr 24, 2015
Hi Sue, this sounds like a wonderful cake and I love coconut.....
This recipe was in my hometown paper "THE COUNTY SHOPPER" , I cut it now you are a celebrity :)...
Looking forward to making this cake.....I think someone said it tasted like a mounds bar, and I love that candy I know it will be good....thanks for sharing....
Mary R Morris photosister
Apr 22, 2015
I have this cake many times since it was first posted .GREAT Cake ,ever where I take it they love it ...I normally use Duncan Hines ,but once used a store band and it was fine (no pudding in mix )