Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mounds Cake

Here's what was left of the Mounds cake I took to school. It wasn't pretty, but I thought was pretty darn good!

1 3/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup butter
3 eggs
2/3 cup cocoa powder (natural or Dutch)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup water, divided

Preheat oven to 325. Cream together sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until thoroughly mixed. Add cocoa and vanilla and mix until well-blended. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt (I never sift). Add this mixture to cocoa mixture, alternating with the water. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done. Mine took about 10 minutes longer to get done.

Coconut Filling:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup milk
24 large marshmallows (I used most of a bag of mini-marshmallows)
1 14 oz. bag coconut

While the cake is baking, stir together the filling ingredients in a pan over medium heat until the marshmallows are melted. Pour over the cake while still warm.

1 cup white sugar
5 TB. butter
1/2 cup milk
12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips

Mix together sugar, butter, and milk in a medium saucepan. Boil mixture 1 minute, remove from heat, and stir in chocolate chips. Stir until melted and pour over cake.

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