Tastes like Mounds Cake

Kathy Barrett

By
@jmklbarr

My granddaughter just had a birthday and I asked what kind of cake she wanted. She said dark chocolate with coconut frosting. I looked around and really didn't care for what I was finding so this is what I came up with. My family really liked this.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 box
dark chocolate cake mix

FROSTING

8 oz
cream cheese
3 1/2 c
powdered sugar
4 Tbsp
coco lopez (found in the drink mixer section)
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
coconut, shredded

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

1/2 c
whipping cream
1 c
semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
vanilla

GARNISH

1/2 c
coconut, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix and bake the cake mix in 2 - 8" round pans according to the manufacturors directions. Remove from pans and cool.
2
Beat softened cream cheese until fluffy. Add powdered sugar. Add vanilla and coco lopez and mix until creamy. Add coconut. Frost the cake with this coconut frosting.
3
Heat the cream until almost boiling. Put the chocolate chips in a bowl and pour the heated cream over the chips. Beat with a whisk until smooth. Add vanilla and allow to cool slightly. This will begin to thicken a little. Pour over the frosted cake and allow to run over the sides. Garnish with the additional coconut.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy