Peter Paul Mound Cake

Peter Paul Mound Cake Recipe

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Bea L.


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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  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 6 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 large

  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    canned milk
  • 20 large
  • 16 oz
    coconut, shredded
  • ICING:

  • 1 stick
  • 1 pkg
    semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to Make Peter Paul Mound Cake


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. NOTE: You can use any chocolate icing on this cake.
    Also, you can add nuts to your favorite chocolate icing.

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About Peter Paul Mound Cake

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

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