Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mounds Cake

I was looking for the perfect birthday cake to make the other day for my son-in-law and found a few different variations of this cake on Pinterest.  Some have chocolate cake instead and different fillings but all have the coconut whipped cream frosting which could be eaten all by itself.  My family loved this cake and I will definitely be making this again soon - just not for my dad or sister since they both  are coconut haters.

1 box vanilla cake mix
 plus ingredients listed on the box
1/2 tsp coconut extract

Mounds Bar Filling
30 mini mounds bars chopped
6 tbsp heavy cream
10 large marshmallows

Coconut Frosting
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup sifted powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut extract
4 cups sweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray PAM on three 9" cake pans and set aside.
Make vanilla cake according to directions on back of box.  Pour into the three prepared pans.
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean.

While the cake is cooking make the filling.  Over a double boiler (or a bowl over a pot filled with water as I did) melt the mounds bars.  Add the cream and marshmallows and stir well until all ingredients are melted. The mixture will come out shiny and thick.

After the cake has cooled divide the filling in half and spread over the top of the bottom two cake layers.
Put the third layer on top.

To make the frosting combine the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla and coconut extracts and beat on medium/high speed until you have a soft creamy frosting.  You can add more powdered sugar or whipping cream depending on the consistency you are looking for.  Fold coconut into frosting.

Spread coconut frosting on top and sides of cake.  Top with extra Mounds bars if desired.

Store in refrigerator.


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  1. I love mounds and this is such a great idea of using it as a filling. Never considered doing that with candy.

  2. OH MY WORD! I looooove coconut! I am so printing this and making it soon....eeek! Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck!

  3. I adore coconut, so this cake would be a winner to me!! Looks amazingly delicious!!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. stopping by from the twelveoeight link up! this looks delicious!!!


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