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Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Cake Recipe

As youngsters, my 10 children always loved this moist fudgy cake with the coconut center. It's still at the top of their request list when my crowd of 46 comes home for the holidays!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 7 to 8 tablespoons milk


  • 1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg white and 1 teaspoon vanilla on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until glossy stiff peaks form. Fold in the coconut. Set aside.
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and remaining sugar. Beat in the eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, and remaining vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with coffee.
  • 3. Pour half of the batter into a greased 10-in. tube pan with removable bottom. Top with coconut mixture; spread with the remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4. In a small mixing bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread over the top and sides of cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 478 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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