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Almond Joy Cake. A delicious chocolate cake with almond and a coconut frosting. Always a hit and so popular!

Almond Joy Cake. A delicious chocolate cake with almond and a coconut frosting. Always a hit and so popular!

This delicious Almond Joy Cake recipe has been generously shared by one of our biggest Lovefoodies supporters, Peggy Mitchell.
Peggy loves baking! Here, Peggy has used Melissa's Peanut Butter Passion Cake recipe and adapted it to make this wonderful cake, and certainly worth celebrating with!.
Recipe by Peggy Mitchell and adapted from Melissa Dommert

What you need: Three 8-inch round pans. You can use other sizes, beware of cook times.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

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Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 10 -12 Persons

Ingredients

CAKE

2 cups / 400 g regular sugar
1 cup / 240 ml vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
3 cups / 380 g all purpose flour
3/4 cup / 65 g cocoa, unsweetened
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup / 235 ml coffee, room temperature (water can be substituted for the coffee but it's purpose is to enhance the chocolate flavor of the cocoa)
1 cup / 235 ml buttermilk
1 cups / 120 g of chocolate pudding (make as package instructions)
2 cups / 400 g of chocolate chips

FROSTING

4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1/4 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup whipping cream

Filling and garnishes:

1 x 16 oz package Coconut Flakes
1 Can sweetened condensed milk
1 package slivered almonds
*** You can find coconut cream in the mixed adult beverages aisle

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F, 180 C, Gas 4. Grease and flour three 8-inch round pans and set aside.

2. Using an electric mixer, combine sugar, oil, eggs and almond extract; beat 1 minute.

3. Gradually add remaining ingredients (alternating wet and dry) and beat for 2 to 3 minutes at medium speed.

4. Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes or so until cake is done.
Cool for 5 minutes and carefully remove from pan(s).

Note: 8-inch and 9-inch cakes will bake in less time than 10-inch and 9x13x2-inch cakes so check for doneness.

Make the Filling

Mix coconut flakes & condensed milk in a bowl until fully combined and set aside.

Make the Frosting

Whip all ingredients minus powdered sugar till fluffy, then slowly add one cup at a time of powdered sugar till combined and fluffy.

To build the cake

Frost one layer of cake with frosting, then top with coconut mix, and then sprinkle slivered almonds. Continue till the last layer is done then frost the entire cake.
Finally, top with almonds and enjoy

Almond Joy Cake. A delicious chocolate cake with almond and a coconut frosting. Always a hit and so popular!

Almond Joy Cake. A delicious chocolate cake with almond and a coconut frosting. Always a hit and so popular!

Almond Joy Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Servings: 10 - 12
Ingredients
CAKE
  • 2 cups / 400 g regular sugar
  • 1 cup / 240 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups / 380 g all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup / 65 g cocoa unsweetened
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup / 235 ml coffee room temperature (water can be substituted for the coffee but it's purpose is to enhance the chocolate flavor of the cocoa)
  • 1 cup / 235 ml buttermilk
  • 1 cups / 120 g of chocolate pudding make as package instructions
  • 2 cups / 400 g of chocolate chips
FROSTING
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
Filling and garnishes:
  • 1 oz x 16 package Coconut Flakes
  • 1 Can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F, 180 C, Gas 4. Grease and flour three 8-inch round pans and set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine sugar, oil, eggs and almond extract; beat 1 minute.
  3. Gradually add remaining ingredients (alternating wet and dry) and beat for 2 to 3 minutes at medium speed.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes or so until cake is done.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes and carefully remove from pan(s).
Make the Filling
  1. Mix coconut flakes & condensed milk in a bowl until fully combined and set aside.
Make the Frosting
  1. Whip all ingredients minus powdered sugar till fluffy, then slowly add one cup at a time of powdered sugar till combined and fluffy.
To build the cake
  1. Frost one layer of cake with frosting, then top with coconut mix, and then sprinkle slivered almonds. Continue till last layer is done then frost entire cake.
  2. Finally, top with almonds and enjoy
Almond Joy Cake. A delicious chocolate cake with almond and a coconut frosting. Always a hit and so popular!

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