Friday, July 28, 2017

Chocolate Coconut Cream Filled Layer Cake #SummerDessertWeek

By: The Food Hunter

This post was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent products to use from the sponsors but as always all opinions are my own. 
Tomorrow is the last day of #SummerDessertWeek and I'll admit I'm a bit sad to see it go. I've found tons of delicious new desserts, this past week, that I can't wait to try and I hope you did too. Don't forget to scroll down and enter the giveaway at the end of this post. 
Calling all coconut lovers: This cake is for you. Non-coconut lovers don't fret I'm pretty positive you will love this cake's just that yummy!  

Chocolate Coconut Cream Filled Layer Cake

    2 cups sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
    1 cup Dutch Process Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
    1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp salt
    2 large eggs
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1 cup buttermilk
    3/4 cup boiling water

  For the filling:
    14 oz bag sweetened, shredded coconut
    1 can sweetened condensed milk

    For the  frosting:
    1 cup unsalted butter, softened (I used Land O Lakes)
    1/3 cup cream of coconut (I used Coco Lopez)
    1/4 cup heavy cream
    3 cups powdered sugar
For the ganache:
    1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    1/4 cup light corn syrup

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 inch round pans. 

For the cake:
Combine sugar, cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of your mixer. Add eggs, oil, and buttermilk and beat on medium speed for two minutes. Scrape sides of bowl and stir in boiling water. Divide batter evenly into cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.

For the filling:
Combine coconut and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the ganache: 
Combine chocolate chips and heavy cream over a double broiler and stir until completely melted. Add corn syrup and refrigerate until cooled and thickened.

For the frosting: 
Beat butter, cream of coconut, and heavy cream on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar and continue beating until combined. 

Putting it all together

Spread coconut filling between cake layers. Frost cake and spoon ganache on top to the very edges of the cake, letting it drip down the sides.

  Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

  Ice Cream Recipes:
Pies of Summer:
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
No Bake Treats:
Baked Desserts:


Prize #1

Dixie Crystals Giveaway
Prize #1 -- Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!

Prize #2

Prize #2 -- Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!  

Prize #3

Prize #3-- OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set. OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.  

Prize #4

Prize #4 -- Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.

Prize #5

Prize #5 -- General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.  

Prize #6

Prize #6 -- Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
  Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam's Extract, Land O'Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.   Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today! Ice Cream Recipes:
Pies of Summer:
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
No Bake Treats:
Baked Desserts:


  1. Killing me without showing off that inside! Guess I'll just have to make it.

  2. My favorite summer dessert is strawberry shortcake.

  3. The cake looks delicious, combines two of my favorites, coconut and chocolate.

  4. This is my kind of cake! Love the chocolate on top!

  5. Such a beautiful cake, this would the centerpiece of any gathering - love the flavors!

  6. What a delicious sounding cake. You've used some of my favorite things!!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  7. It's a very pretty cake, and reminds me of a mounds candy bar. Yum!

  8. I'm just salivating over this beautiful cake. Coconut and chocolate is a match made in culinary heaven!

  9. Oh my. Better than a mound's bar! Can't wait to try this!

  10. Beautiful cake! Love it! Sounds delicious!

  11. That cake looks seriously delicious!