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Best Coconut Chocolate Cake

 Best Coconut Chocolate Cake
I hope other families enjoy this coconut chocolate cake as much as my family does. I've given almost 100 copies of this recipe to others who have tried the cake and liked it. —Dorothy West, Nacogdoches, Texas
35 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 1 package (14 ounces) coconut
  • 2 cups slivered almonds, toasted, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In a
  • small saucepan, combine the butter, water and cocoa. Cook and stir
  • until butter is melted; add to dry ingredients. Combine the eggs,
  • buttermilk and vanilla; add to chocolate mixture and mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at

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Best Coconut Chocolate Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine 1 cup evaporated milk, 3/4
  • cup sugar and marshmallows; cook and stir until marshmallows are
  • melted. Remove from heat; stir in coconut. Immediately sprinkle 1
  • cup almonds over cake. Spread coconut mixture over top. Sprinkle
  • with remaining almonds (pan will be full).
  • In a small saucepan, combine butter with remaining milk and sugar.
  • Cook and stir until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in
  • chocolate chips until melted. Drizzle over almonds. Cool on a wire
  • rack. Yield: 35 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 317 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.