Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

A family friend gave me this recipe, and WOW!!!! This is a totally AWESOME cake!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 12 cups white sugar
  • 25 large marshmallows
  • 1 (14 ounce) package flaked coconut
  • 12 cup butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (3 ounce) package sliced almonds


  1. Mix cake and bake as directed for one 9x13 pan.
  2. In a saucepan combine 1/2 can of the evaporated milk, and 1 1/2 cups of the sugar.
  3. Bring mixture to a rapid boil.
  4. Quickly remove from the heat and add marshmallows.
  5. Stir until melted and then add coconut.
  6. Pour this mixture over the baked cake.
  7. In a saucepan combine the remaining sugar (1 cup) and remaining evaporated milk.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Remove from heat and add butter and chocolate chips.
  10. Stir until melted and add almonds.
  11. Pour over the top of the cake.
  12. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  13. Best if made a day prior to serving.


Most Helpful

I read the reviews and used unsweetened coconut. It was perfect. Made it for a baby shower.

SouthernFriedMama August 17, 2011

DIVINE!! I found this recipe on a cake pan & had to buy the pan just for the recipe. It is very sweet & rich, but 3 layers of complete heaven! My recipe calls for toasted almonds & I highly recommend it, it really heightens their flavor. I was so excited about this recipe, I was going to post it on Recipezaar, but checked to make sure it wasn't already there, and there it was. Absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! I wish I could give it more stars to cover up the lower scores of the people who said it's too sweet! No way!!!

Alesha Ann July 24, 2008

WAY WAY WAY too sweet for us. But a good idea and I will make it again with some tweaks in the recipe... Thanks for posting!

~~**Amanda**~~ April 28, 2007

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