Chocolate Coconut Mounds Cake
photo by Mama Mona
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 1 (18 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
- 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
For filling layer
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 2 1⁄2 cups mini marshmallows
- 14 ounces coconut
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips
- Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 9 x 13 greased and floured pan.
- During the last minutes of baking, bring to a boil, 1 c sugar, 1 c milk and marshmallows.
- Watch closely, it burns easily.
- Remove from heat and stir in coconut.
- Pour over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
- For frosting, bring to a boil, 1/2 c milk, the butter and 1 c sugar.
- Add chocolate chips and stir until they are melted.
- Pour over second layer of cake and refrigerate overnight.
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This was delicious. I made it for my mother-in-law's birthday because this is her favorite kind of cake. She said it was much better then the ones she had gotten at the local bakery in past years. I used a Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix. I would definitely use a wooden spoon handle to poke holes all over the cake so that the toppings can get down in the cake more, but still a great recipe! Thank you for sharing:)
This recipe deserves 10 stars! I made this today for my mom's birthday cake so it didn't get the overnight chilling, but it was fine with 6 hours in the fridge. It was a HUGE hit!!! Three of the men had seconds and I caught my sister eating the pieces that had broken off in the pan. It was absolutely amazing....moist, and so like a mounds bar! Not for calorie counters for sure, but go ahead...you only live once! Thanks for our new favourite dessert!
I made this for my son's 6th birthday and other than baking my own chocolate cake first I followed the recipe exactly. It turned out really yummy...dense and decadent. I did have a little trouble with the some of the syrupy filling running down into the cake pan after some pieces had been removed. But this could be because during the cooking stage, I had to remove it from the stove just before it came to a boil as it grew SO much and was threatening to overflow onto the stove. Moral of the storey - use the biggest saucepan you own!!! I will make this again for sure! Oh, and I may cut back on the frosting by 1/4-1/3 as it really made a ton!