Sometimes you feel like a nut Almond Joy cake

SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT ALMOND JOY CAKE
Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: 12 to 16
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Ingredients

CAKE BATTER
3/4 c unsalted butter
1 1/2 c sugar
2 1/4 c cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs, separated
1/2 c cream of coconut
1/2 c milk
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c almond slices
1 c coconut flakes
FROSTING
1/2 c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
2 c powdered sugar
2/3 c cocoa, unsweetened
5 to 7 Tbsp milk

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Rayvetta Burris Recipe
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Rice, VA (pop. 2,385)
ryvtta
Member Since Dec 2009
Rayvetta's notes for this recipe:
I came up with this combination after seeing an old retro almond joy/mounds candy bar commercial. I thought that would make a great cake. So I went on a quest to find a recipe because I was sure that there had to be one. There are Almond Joy cake recipes out there but they did not have coconut and almonds in them. I bake this for a church function and it was a big hit.
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Directions

1
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour 2 9-inch pans, set aside (could use Wilton's cake release instead)
2
Chop 1/2 cup of almond slices to almond bits
3
Mix cream of coconut with milk together then sit to the side.
4
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Sit aside
5
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
6
add egg yolks one at a time beating after each addition.
7
add flour and milk mixture alternately into the creamed butter sugar mixture. beginning and ending with the flour
8
stir in the coconut, almond, and vanilla extracts.
9
stir in coconut flakes(shredded) and the almond bits
10
beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. fold into batter until no more of the egg whites show.
11
. cook for 25 to 30 mins or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. let cake cool in pan for 10-mins, remove then let cool completely.
12
While cake is cooling. Prepare Chocolate butter-cream frosting
13
Beat together 1/2 cup of butter, soften, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and beat together until creamy
14
whisked together 2-cups powdered sugar and 2/3-cup of unsweetened cocoa
15
gradually add sugar mixture to butter mixture alternately with 5 to 7 Tbsp of milk until you reach your desired consistency for spreading.
16
Once cake has completely cooled, spread about 1/8 inch of frosting top with coconut flakes and almond slices. Place second layer and frost. sprinkle crushed/chopped almonds on top.

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user Clara Weinberger Chadda - Jun 1, 2011
I had seen ad on facebook and thought I like to try it.
user Jill Hogun jhogun1 - Jul 5, 2011
Is it really 3 cups eggs or just 3 eggs?
user Rayvetta Burris ryvtta - Jul 8, 2011
It's 3 eggs, separated
user Jill Hogun jhogun1 - Jul 8, 2011
Thank you sooo much. I've been waiting to make them, so glad you wrote me back. Into the kitchen I go. Thank you again.
user Rayvetta Burris ryvtta - Jul 8, 2011
You are more than welcome. I apologize for the typo. Let me know what you think of it. Happy Baking!

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