Dark Chocolate Coconut Cake Recipe

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Cake

Debra Schweikert

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@Schweik

I love coconut. The original recipe (given to me by a friend in Alexandria, LA) called for a can of dark chocolate icing; I like the recipe for homemade frosting better, but if you are pressed for time, you can certainly use the store bought variety.


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Rating:

Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 box
cake mix, devils food
1 can(s)
evaporated milk
1 c
sugar
1 stick
butter or margarine
1 bag(s)
coconut
24 large
marshmallows
1 c
chopped pecans

FROSTING

1 stick
butter or margarine
2/3 c
special dark cocoa
3 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare cake mix according to package directions--use 9" cake pans.
2
Cool thouroughly; then cut each layer in half horizontally (you want 4 layers)
3
In a heavy saucepan, mix evaporated milk (regular sized can--not the mini can!),sugar, and butter and bring to a boil; turn heat down to simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
4
Remove from heat and add marshmallows; stir until melted.
5
Add coconut and pecans and mix well; spread venly between three layers.
6
To make frosting, melt the butter and stir in cocoa.
7
Alternately add powdered sugar and milk (add additional milk a teaspoon at a time if necessary to get the mixture to a spreadable consistency).
8
Stir in vanilla.
9
Frost top and sides with frosting; refridgerate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American