Rating: 4.56 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Rich - chocolate and coconut, very moist. A big hit with all ages.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 2 layer 9 inch cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for two 9 inch round pans, except substitute brewed coffee for the water. Cool cakes completely.

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  • Make the Filling: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in coconut.

  • Assemble the cake: Place bottom layer on serving plate. Spread with entire coconut filling. Cover top and sides with fudge frosting. Refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 63.5g; fat 18.9g; cholesterol 6.1mg; sodium 426.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2003
This was exceptional! The only thing I have to add is this: Make sure you let the coconut filling cool before attempting to use it. I didn't let it cool and when I started frosting with the chocolate I had the coconut oozing out all over and it made a real mess. Fortunately putting it in the fridge for an hour saved it. Once it set a bit I kind of smooshed everything back it and refrosted over with more chocolate frosting. It ended up looking great and tasting even better! I used devil's food cake mix and milk chocolate frosting...next time I think I will try dark chocolate frosting. Thanks! Read More
(20)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2003
For my taste the marshmallow/evaporated milk mixture was not sweet enough. Maybe sweetened condensed milk instead would make it taste okay? Read More
(4)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2003
This was exceptional! The only thing I have to add is this: Make sure you let the coconut filling cool before attempting to use it. I didn't let it cool and when I started frosting with the chocolate I had the coconut oozing out all over and it made a real mess. Fortunately putting it in the fridge for an hour saved it. Once it set a bit I kind of smooshed everything back it and refrosted over with more chocolate frosting. It ended up looking great and tasting even better! I used devil's food cake mix and milk chocolate frosting...next time I think I will try dark chocolate frosting. Thanks! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2005
Delicious cake. You could almost cut the filling recipe in 1/2. Everyone love this cake. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Although my family isn't big fans of boxed cake mixes and containerized frostings I followed this to the letter and I'm so glad I did! For this quick and easy recipe we were rewarded with outstanding flavor and texture. Thanks Vickeylee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2003
I am a true coconut freak and I LOVE this cake!! I made sure to make this cake a part of my last two birthdays and will continue to in the future. It is wonderful! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2003
For my taste the marshmallow/evaporated milk mixture was not sweet enough. Maybe sweetened condensed milk instead would make it taste okay? Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2013
Lovely filling that you could use in virtually any cake. It was delicious! I made a cake from scratch but added the brewed coffee instead of water and I used my own butter cream frosting. The filling is such a wonderful addition - thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
This cake was amazing! Made it for my father's birthday. The filling is almost the exact same as a Mounds bar. Delicious. Next time I'm going to try to incorporate almonds into the filling or maybe just on top. Not sure yet. But I can't wait to try this cake again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2014
Sooooo good. Shelby there is another recipe elsewhere for the same filling except it also contained 1 cup of sugar. I think that too sweet maybe 1/2 cup? Cook milk butter & sugar 10 minutes then stir in marshmallows. Continue as directed but do remember to cool filling before using it. Read More