Diane's Almond Joy Cake

Diane Hughes Recipe

By Diane Hughes EricasMa

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This one came from needing a cake for church pot luck. Having left over nuts and coconut in the freezer. And I love Chocolate and coconut together. We all loved it. I hope you do too.

Now I need to figure out how to change the date on my camera. Looks like I'm still operating in 2008.. LOL

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
One of my fondest memories of childhood is of the yummy chocolates that I enjoyed with a bottle (yes, bottle!) of Coke everyday after school. Almond Joys were a favorite, and one bite of this wonderful cake transports me right back to the 60's. Love it!


1 box
duncan hines coconut supreme cake mix
3 large
1 stick
butter, melted
1 1/3 c
2 tsp
pure vanilla flavor
2 c
toasted flaked coconut
1 1/2 c
toasted sliced almonds
1 stick
soft butter
2/3 c
cocoa, unsweetened
3 c
powdered sugar, plus additional if needed
1/3 c
milk, plus additional if needed
1/4 tsp
2 tsp
pure vanilla flavor

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #coconut, #almond joy

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L M LAM0619
Mar 17, 2014
I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I have made it numerous times, but switched it to cupcakes instead. I was having trouble with the top staying on with the almonds and coconut in the middle, so I just dip the tops of the cupcakes into a bowl of toasted coconut and almonds. Everyone I have made this for LOVES it. Great recipe. It is truly one of my favorites! Thank you so much for sharing it!
Heather Schirmacher XTRASINAMON
Feb 2, 2014
thank you oh thank you.....i wanted to make a cake like this for my b-day but wasn't sure of how it would turn out....i see that you have done it...can't wait to try it out.....all the other recipes (for almond joy type cakes) use a chocolate cake, don't like chocolate cake, thought a coconut cake would work better!!
Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Nov 13, 2013
OMStars! This recipe has made me hungry & my mouth is watering! Problem is, I'm @ work. I must make this soon! PINCHED ;)
barbara donithan bar_bara_ann
Jun 17, 2013
so delicious.made several times.
Kathleen Hurlimann Kathleen_Hurlimann
Mar 11, 2013
Kathleen Hurlimann

Congrats. on your blue ribbon. What a beautiful cake and you are too. We could be twins. Except now I wear glasses to match my brown hair. I think I liked white better. Ha! Anxious to try your yummy sounding cake. I did pinch it so I'm heading in the right direction.