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miami beach cake

Recipe by
Suzanne Larsen
Ankeny, IA

I got this cake recipe several years ago from a cooking show. It's a little involved, but very delicious.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For miami beach cake

  • 6 oz
    chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    heavy cream (whipping cream)

How To Make miami beach cake

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 2
    Place two ounces of the chocolate chips in a microwave-proof bowl.
  • 3
    Microwave the chips, one minute at a time, slightly stirring after each minute until the chips are completely melted.
  • 4
    Combine the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter.
  • 5
    Into the graham cracker crumb mixture, stir in the walnuts and the remainder of the chocolate chips. Set aside.
  • 6
    In a separate bowl, sift the flour with the soda and salt.
  • 7
    Add the butter and cream well.
  • 8
    Gradually add the sugar; cream well.
  • 9
    Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • 10
    Blend in the melted chips and the vanilla.
  • 11
    At a low speed, add the dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk. *Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
  • 12
    Pour into a 13x9 greased and floured pan.
  • 13
    Sprinkle the cake batter with the reserved crumb mixture.
  • 14
    Bake 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • 15
    Remove the cake from the oven and let cool completely.
  • 16
    In a clean bowl, beat the heavy cream with two tablespoons of sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • 17
    Frost the cake.
  • 18
    Cover the cake and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.