Peter Paul Mound Cake

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Cooking Method: Bake


1 c buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 c all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6 Tbsp cocoa powder
2/3 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs
1 c sugar
1 c canned milk
20 large marshmallows
16 oz coconut, shredded
1 stick butter
1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Bea L. Recipe
Well Seasoned
Crystal Coast, NC
Member Since Oct 2010
Bea's notes for this recipe:
This is my mom's recipe, which she made for special occasions. She would be proud that I have shared it with others.

I have made it several times but it was never as good as hers. I sure do miss you, mama.
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CAKE: Add baking soda to buttermilk & set aside. Sift flour, baking powder, salt & cocoa together & set aside. Cream shortening & sugar, then add eggs.
To this sugar mixture, alternate adding the flour mixture & buttermilk. Bake in preheated oven in three 9" cake pans, which have been greased & sprinkled with cocoa (not flour) @ 350 for approx 25 min or until tests done. Cool layers completely.
FILLING: Slowly boil together the sugar & milk for about 5 min. Add marshmallows & coconut & stir until marshmallows have melted. Cool this mixture before you assemble the cake.
ICING: Slowly melt butter in saucepan. Once melted & still hot, add chocolate chips & stir to melt the chips. Let cool to spreading consistancy but be sure to not let it get too cool do it will harden before you finish icing the cake.
NOTE: You can use any chocolate icing on this cake.
Also, you can add nuts to your favorite chocolate icing.

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user Patti Barrett PattiBarrett - Oct 18, 2010
This sounds amazing! Cannot wait to try it. I chuckled when I read Peter Paul Mounds... memories... Almond Joy got nuts, Mounds don't... an original from my childhood, my dad's favorite!
user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Oct 18, 2010
Sounds wonderful, Coconut another of my favorites.
user Robin DuPree robdupree - Oct 18, 2010
It sounds absolutely wonderful...
user Bea L. BeachChic - Oct 19, 2010
Thanks girls for your comments. Patti, throw some chopped almonds in the icing & call it Peter Paul Almond Joy Cake...LOL.
user Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Oct 19, 2010

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