Chocolate Coconut Mounds Cake

"A yummy chocolate cake that tastes like my favorite Mounds candy bar. What could be better? Made easy with a cake mix. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • 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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  1. This cake is sinfully rich and delicious!!! It is not difficult to make and the filling and frosting do remind you of a Mounds bar. Definitely on my keeper list! Thanks, Marie, for sharing!
  2. 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:)
  3. 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 only live once! Thanks for our new favourite dessert!
  4. I made this to have for our 3rd anniversary yesterday. Hubby loves chocolate and coconut so this was perfect for him. We both loved it! I only had 7oz of coconut so my filling was a little thin but it was still fantastic. Thanks for this delicious recipe!
  5. 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!


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