This cake and its icing are made from scratch. I cook for a living and the people who I have tried this on love it!

Cathy
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Filling:
Cake:
Icing:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch bundt pan.

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  • To Make Filling: Beat egg white with 1 teaspoon vanilla until soft mounds form. Add 1/2 cup sugar gradually, beating until stiff peaks form. Stir in coconut and 1 tablespoon flour. Set filling aside.

  • Dissolve the cocoa in the hot coffee. Separate the three eggs, setting the yolks aside. Beat the egg whites until soft mounds form. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar until meringue stands in medium-stiff peaks.

  • Combine the sour cream and the baking soda. Beat remaining 1 1/4 cups of the sugar, shortening, egg yolks, salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 of the of the cocoa mixture until light and creamy, about 4 minutes. Stir in 2 cups flour, the sour cream mixture, and the remaining cocoa mixture; blend well.

  • Fold about 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into the batter to lighten it; gently fold in remaining egg whites.

  • Turn 1/2 of the chocolate batter into the prepared pan. Place 1/2 of the coconut mixture on top. Cover with the remaining chocolate batter, then the remaining coconut mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes. Let cake cool completely before removing from pan and icing.

  • To Make Icing: Combine 2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa powder; transfer to a saucepan. Add butter, corn syrup, and milk. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, and let boil for 1 minute. Do not overcook! Remove from heat, let cool, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat icing until it is at a soft, spreading consistency; glaze cake.

Nutrition Facts

630.4 calories; 6.3 g protein; 102.6 g carbohydrates; 71.9 mg cholesterol; 421.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
I was looking for a macaroon filling to use with a chocolate cake mix and this filling did work wonderfully with a box mix. I like several other reviewers miss the old Bundt Cake mixes. I have to say this will make you forget your yearning! Cathy's filling and your easy-to-do cake mix will create an awesome cake. Use the Chocolate Glaze I submitted by Jennifer to make the perfect topping for this dessert. This is a "heavy duty" glaze---a full-bodied flavorful change from the powdered sugar glaze I usually make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2006
I made this for a dinner party and I have to say that I wasn't that impressed with the taste. Presentation was very nice but the cake was actually a little bland. If you like a sweet cake I don't think this is for you. It needs something although I'm not sure what. I did drizzled the chocolate glaze over the cake and when that dried I drizzled warm vanilla icing over it. The icing had a marbled look. Overall I won't make it again. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
I was looking for a macaroon filling to use with a chocolate cake mix and this filling did work wonderfully with a box mix. I like several other reviewers miss the old Bundt Cake mixes. I have to say this will make you forget your yearning! Cathy's filling and your easy-to-do cake mix will create an awesome cake. Use the Chocolate Glaze I submitted by Jennifer to make the perfect topping for this dessert. This is a "heavy duty" glaze---a full-bodied flavorful change from the powdered sugar glaze I usually make. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
I was looking for a macaroon filling to use with a chocolate cake mix and this filling did work wonderfully with a box mix. I like several other reviewers miss the old Bundt Cake mixes. I have to say this will make you forget your yearning! Cathy's filling and your easy-to-do cake mix will create an awesome cake. Use the Chocolate Glaze I submitted by Jennifer to make the perfect topping for this dessert. This is a "heavy duty" glaze---a full-bodied flavorful change from the powdered sugar glaze I usually make. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2005
Oh wow. Absolutely amazing. For the cake the only change I made was substituting 1/4 cup potato starch for 1/4 cup of the flour--it gives it a denser moister texture. Used unsweetened coconut in the filling mixture and put all the coconut in on top of the first half of the chocolate batter then added the rest of the chocolate batter so it gives it a tunnel-of-coconut effect. (I found it worked best to sort of mold the coconut mixture into a rope and lay it on top of the batter--it's sticky and clumpy and hard to spoon.) Instead of the frosting I made a glaze by heating 3/4 cup heavy cream and adding 6 oz bittersweet chocolate then cooling to 90 degrees and pouring it over the top of the cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2003
This is a great cake. It is similar to the old chocolate macaroon Bundt mix but it's better. I have gotten rave reviews when I've made this. It's now my husband's favorite cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
My mother started making it for us as a special treat birthday cake every year. My wife makes it for me once a year and for our kid's birthdays. We all love it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2003
Sorry to say this recipe was a lot more trouble than it was worth. The egg whites are not easy to work with and it turned out somewhat dry and crumbly. I wanted to make something from scratch on principle but in the end I think it would've been a better dessert if it were made with Duncan Hines. Sorry!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2006
thisrecipe was good but I wouldn't make it again. My family thought it was just okay and they want something else. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2006
I made this for a dinner party and I have to say that I wasn't that impressed with the taste. Presentation was very nice but the cake was actually a little bland. If you like a sweet cake I don't think this is for you. It needs something although I'm not sure what. I did drizzled the chocolate glaze over the cake and when that dried I drizzled warm vanilla icing over it. The icing had a marbled look. Overall I won't make it again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2003
The frostine is EXCELLENT but the cake isn't as good as I thought it should be for the amount of work that went into it! Very good but not spectacular. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
Incredibly yummy cake. Made it for my boyfriend's birthday and even his great-baker mom loved it. Note that I don't eat refined sugar so I substituted the white sugar with evaporated cane juice I used unsweetened chocolate unsweeteneed coconut and substituted the corn syrup with a mixture of more evaporated cane juice and lowfat milk. For the novice baker (like myself) I would recommend setting aside a few hours for this cake. But it was fantastic and well worth it. Read More
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