Almond Joy Layer Cake

Tammy Raynes

By
@Tammy_Raynes

This is a favorite recipe of mine given to me by my Aunt Dot. Since Almond Joy is my favorite candy bar, one year for my birthday my Aunt Dot made me this cake as a gift.

Before she died I asked her for the recipe and she wrote it down for me. I don't know where she got it from but it is delicious.


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Rating:

Serves:

12

Prep:

50 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2/3 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick
butter, cut into 8 pieces
3 oz
semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 1/4 c
sugar
4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
salt
3
eggs
1 1/2 c
flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 bag(s)
(14-oz) sweetened shredded coconu8t (4 packed cups)
2 c
sliced almonds
3 c
heavy cream
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray two 8" round cake pans with Baker's Joy.
2
In a medium saucepan, bring 2/3 cup water to a boil. Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Whisk in the butter and chocolate over low heat until melted, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk in 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
3
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Pour in the chocolate mixture until smooth. Stir in 1 packed cup coconut. Divide the batter between the pans and bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until firm in the center. Let cool in the pans on racks for 10 minutes, then invert onto racks to cool completely.
4
While the cake cools, spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for 12 minutes; let cool.
5
In a saucepan, combine 3/4 cup cream, the remaining 3/4 cup sugar and simmer, stirring, over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 3 packed cups coconut. When cool, fold in 1 1/2 cups almonds.
6
Split the cake layers to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer cut side up on a cake stand and spread with 1 cup of the coconut-almond mixture. Top with the second layer cut side down and spread with 1 cup more of the mixture. Repeat with the remaining 2 cake layers and filling, spreading the filling on the top. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours to firm up.
7
Whip the remaining 2 1/4 cups cream with the confectioners' sugar until stiff. Spread over the cake. Sprinkle the top with the remaining almonds.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom