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Chocolate Macaroon Cake Recipe

Chocolate Macaroon Cake Recipe

"This cake is always popular with chocolate lovers, including my five children," notes Saburo Aburano of Ann Arbor, Michigan. "I got the recipe from a dear friend more than 30 years ago."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups flaked coconut, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons 2% milk


  • 1. In a small bowl, beat egg white on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in coconut and flour; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites on medium until soft peaks form. gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved; set aside.
  • 3. In another large bowl, cream shortening and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Combine coffee and buttermilk. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with coffee mixture, beating well after each addition. Fold in beaten egg whites.
  • 4. Pour half of the batter into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan with removable bottom. Drop coconut filling by spoonfuls over batter. Top with remaining batter.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately invert cake onto a wire rack; cool completely, about 1 hour. Run a knife around side of pan and remove.
  • 6. In a small bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth and creamy. Spread over the top and sides of cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 441 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Macaroon Cake

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2008

"For this recipie, do you have to use coffee? Does anyone know of a good substitute?"

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