Mounds Cake!

 
 
 
 
If you are a Mounds Candy Bar lover, this cake is for you!  It's the perfect combination of chocolate and coconut!   It's also a really decadent looking cake, but it's so easy to make, because it does start with a cake mix.  This is a great cake for a holiday  or special celebration, because it looks like you fussed!  Here is what you will need for this cake:
 
1 box chocolate cake mix, any type you prefer (plus the ingredients called for to make it)
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
30 large marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla
14 oz. bag of shredded, sweetened coconut
 
Chocolate Ganache Frosting
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
2 Tbs. butter
 
 
Bake the cake according to package directions.  Cool completely and then slice each layer in half to make a 4 layer cake
 
Place the milk and sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and heat until sugar is dissolved.  Add the marshmallows, coconut, and vanilla.   Cook until it boils stirring frequently.  
 
Spread the mixture between the layers and stack the cake on a cake plate. 
 
For the ganache frosting, heat the cream just to a simmer in a saucepan or in the microwave.
 
Place the chocolate chips in a glass heatproof bowl.  Pour the cream over the chips and allow them to soften.  Whisk in the butter until it's nice and smooth.   If it's too thick add another tablespoon of butter.  It should be a good consistency, not too thin, but not too thick.   
 
Frost the top and sides of the cake!
 
 
 
 
 



3 comments:

  1. Help! Frosting is too thin! What can I do to correct this?

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    1. It's a ganache so it should be fairly thin to pour over and down the sides, but you can add more chocolate chips or add a little powdered sugar to it to thicken. As it sits it does thicken up also.

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  2. Looks like three full layers in the photo :)

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