Chocolate Almond Joy Cake, a delicious homemade buttermilk chocolate cake with almond and a whipped cream coconut frosting. An absolutely delicious soft and moist cake recipe.
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 our basic chocolate cake recipe and adapted it to make this wonderful cake, and certainly worth celebrating with!
What is this cake made of?
This cake recipe is straightforward and easy to make. It comes in 3 layers, so you have 3 rich chocolate cakes, sandwiched with a lovely sweet filling made up of sweetened condensed milk and coconut flakes, and then frosted all over with butter and fresh whipped cream frosting, flavored with delicious creamy coconut.
The addition of almond extract in the cake, although a small quantity, is enough to lift the flavor and add another dimension to this cake.
A perfect cake for a celebration
It's definitely a cake to enjoy at a celebration, and the flavors and textures are out of this world!
This lovely coconut almond chocolate cake would be perfect to make for a birthday or anniversary celebration, and you can decorate it as fancy or simple as you wish.
Peggy has chosen to simply frost the cake all over then add a sprinkling of flaked almonds on the top. If you have the time and inclination, by all means, use a piping bag and make some fancy patterns on the top with the frosting. It's up to you!
Equipment you'll need
Three 8-inch round pans. You can use other sizes, beware of cook times.
14 - 16 Persons
Recipe by Peggy Mitchell
- Regular sugar
- Vegetable oil
- Almond extract
- All purpose flour
- Cocoa, unsweetened
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Coffee - room temperature (water can be substituted for the coffee but it's purpose is to enhance the chocolate flavor of the cocoa)
- Chocolate pudding (make as package instructions)
- Chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar
- Coconut cream
- Whipping cream
Filling and garnishes
- Coconut Flakes
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Slivered almonds
See the recipe card below for quantities.
Make the cake
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 for 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).
8-inch and 9-inch cakes will bake in less time than 10-inch and 9 x 13 x 2-inch cakes so check for doneness.
Make the Filling
Mix coconut flakes and 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 mixture, and then sprinkle slivered almonds. Continue till the last layer is done then frost the entire cake.
Finally, top with almonds and enjoy
- 2 cups or 400 g regular sugar
- 1 cup or 240 ml vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 3 cups or 380 g all purpose flour
- ¾ cup or 65 g cocoa, unsweetened
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup or 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 or 235 ml buttermilk
- 1 cups or 120 g of chocolate pudding, make as package instructions
- 2 cups or 400 g of chocolate chips
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- ½ cup whipping cream
Filling and garnishes:
- 1 oz x 16 package Coconut Flakes
- 1 Can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 package slivered almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 F, 180 C, Gas 4. Grease and flour three 8-inch round pans and set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, combine sugar, oil, eggs and almond extract; beat 1 minute.
- Gradually add remaining ingredients (alternating wet and dry) and beat for 2 to 3 minutes at medium speed.
- 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).
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 last layer is done then frost entire cake.
- Finally, top with almonds and enjoy
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1283Total Fat: 72gSaturated Fat: 44gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 949mgCarbohydrates: 160gFiber: 13gSugar: 117gProtein: 11g
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