Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 45 mins

We have trouble eating up a large cake, I end up throwing out a lot. So here is my answer to that problem. This makes a 9 inch round, simply delicious cake that I know you will love. And it's easy to make, so you can always have a fresh one.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350*.
  2. Melt the 3 T butter in a 9 inch round cake pan.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar and water.
  4. Sprinkle with coconut and pecans.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, brown sugar, and baking powder.
  7. Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla.
  8. Beat on med for 1-1/2 minutes.
  9. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes or until cake tests done.
  11. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
  12. Loosen the sides and invert onto cake plate.
  13. Sprinkle with chocolate chips while still warm.
Most Helpful

MizzNezz, this was, indeed, excellent! Easy and quick to put together...and just the right size for a party of 4! I usually tweak recipes even just a little to suit our own personal tastes but I didn't change a thing when I made this cake (although next time I might use Kahlua instead of the water!). I even baked it for exactly 45 minutes! I don't know if it was suppose to turn out this way, but the texture of the cake was pleasantly fudgey! I will absolutely be making this again and again! Thanks for a great recipe! M&Mers

M&Mers February 03, 2004

Oh, MizzNezz, you are so smart and so talented! What a delicious cake! Great for our small family. I like to make a treat once in a while on the weekend, but usually end up with too much and we eat cake all week, or throw it out. This was just enough for a weekend diversion from our diet. And WHAT a cake! It was just delicious. I left off the chocolate chips, because it was father's day and DH just likes his cake plain; so I kept it simple. Thank you so much, there's a reason you're number 1!!!

Sudie June 16, 2003

This was good and moist for me. I used a full cup of chocolate chips (because I'm a chocoholic), and 3/4 cup of coconut. Other than that I kept to the recipe and I love it.

Studentchef December 22, 2009