Almond Joy® Cake


My 12-year-old granddaughter, Annalise, made this for a church party and won the contest for best dessert. It is more yummy than the candy bar it is named after!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
36 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 21 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • cooking spray

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (such as Duncan Hines®)

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 eggs

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 26 large marshmallows

  • 1 (14 ounce) bag shredded coconut

  • ½ cup evaporated milk

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • ½ cup whole almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch cake pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine chocolate cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 26 to 31 minutes.

  4. Mix 1 cup evaporated milk, 1 cup sugar, and marshmallows together in a large pot; cook and stir over medium-low heat until marshmallows are melted, about 5 minutes. Stir in coconut. Pour coconut mixture over hot cake.

  5. Combine 1/2 cup evaporated milk, butter, and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Fold in chocolate chips and almonds. Spread over coconut layer.

  6. Cool cake until coconut layer and chocolate layer are set, about 30 minutes.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making chocolate cake are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

486 Calories
35g Fat
44g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 486
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 292mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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