This very rich cake with coffee, rum, and chocolate is sure to become one of your favorite recipes once you taste it.

Amy
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 13x9 inch baking pan.

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  • Cream together 1/3 cup of the cocoa, white sugar, and 1 cup of the butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and beat well.

  • Mix flour, baking powder, coconut, and chopped pecans together. Stir flour mixture into the egg mixture and stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes. Smooth marshmallow cream over top of cake while still hot. Let cake cool completely then ice with chocolate icing.

  • To Make Chocolate Icing: Beat together the confectioner's sugar, the remaining 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Continue to beat and add enough evaporated milk to make icing spread on cake.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; 19 g total fat; 62 mg cholesterol; 139 mg sodium. 57.2 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
I USED THIS RECIPE 4 YEARS AGO AND EVERYONE LOVED IT FOR THANKSGIVING. I DIND'T MAKE IT THE NEXT YEAR AND I HEARD ABOUT IT. SO IVE HAD TO MAKE IT EVER SINCE THEN. INSTANT HOLLIDAY TRADITION! AND FOR THE PEOPLE THAT SAY ITS TOO DRY TRY ABOUT ONE THIRD CUP VEGETABLE OIL. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/30/2004
This turned out very dry even though I only baked it for 25 minutes. Shouldn't it have some liquid in it besides the eggs? Don't know what I did wrong but wouldn't make it again. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
I USED THIS RECIPE 4 YEARS AGO AND EVERYONE LOVED IT FOR THANKSGIVING. I DIND'T MAKE IT THE NEXT YEAR AND I HEARD ABOUT IT. SO IVE HAD TO MAKE IT EVER SINCE THEN. INSTANT HOLLIDAY TRADITION! AND FOR THE PEOPLE THAT SAY ITS TOO DRY TRY ABOUT ONE THIRD CUP VEGETABLE OIL. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
I USED THIS RECIPE 4 YEARS AGO AND EVERYONE LOVED IT FOR THANKSGIVING. I DIND'T MAKE IT THE NEXT YEAR AND I HEARD ABOUT IT. SO IVE HAD TO MAKE IT EVER SINCE THEN. INSTANT HOLLIDAY TRADITION! AND FOR THE PEOPLE THAT SAY ITS TOO DRY TRY ABOUT ONE THIRD CUP VEGETABLE OIL. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Yes indeed...this is a very rich cake. I love chocolate and marshmallow cream and they pair up perfectly in this dessert. My son loves sweets as much as I do but he can only eat a small portion of this...as it is very rich!! If you find your icing difficult to spread...zap it in the microwave for a few seconds and it'll spread like butter. Thanks Amy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2003
Quite good. I had a recipe similar but it disappeared; this is much better! I didn't use as much marshmallow fluff as the recipe called for and it was HARD to spread the chocolate frosting over the marshmallow but never mind it was great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/30/2004
This turned out very dry even though I only baked it for 25 minutes. Shouldn't it have some liquid in it besides the eggs? Don't know what I did wrong but wouldn't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
I can't believe this recipe isn't more popular! My mom has had this recipe forever and it's wonderful! I added 1/2 tsp salt to the batter and used a 1/2 c cocoa in it (i like more chocolate flavor). The marshmallow creme in the small jar is 7 oz so you'll have to buy 2 for the whole recipe. I baked this at 325 for exactly 35 minutes and it came out perfect. This is one of my hubby's favorite and it never dissappoints! Chocolately marshmallowy and sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I took this to a luncheon and everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2011
My dad loves this cake. I made it for him for christmas and he ate the whole thing in a couple of days! I made it the first time exactly like the recipe and I found that spreading the marshmallow creme was very hard and the cake kept tearing. I did it again and used mini marshmallows. If you put them on right when you take it out of the oven and then cover the pan with something the marshmallows will melt and it will be really easy to spread the icing. Hope you like it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
Very good! My family and friends really enjoyed it. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2002
This is a favorite of my sister-in-law. Whenever she visits I know I have to make this. If you like a cake that is rich "MAKE THIS". Read More
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