Friday, July 27, 2012

Coconut Chocolate Cake

I recently made this cake for a birthday party and it was a BIG hit! I made the cake with coconut oil and the results were completely satisfying: moist and fluffy! And who doesn't like coconut with chocolate? The sweet coconut frosting complements the chocolate cake beautifully!

Chocolate Cake
3 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white vinegar
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 cups cold water

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add the vinegar, coconut oil, and water and beat together. Pour batter into two greased 9x1 1/2-inch pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow cakes to cool before removing from the pans.

Coconut Frosting
6 tablespoons butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons coconut extract
2-3 tablespoons milk
Coconut flakes

Beat butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, coconut extract, and milk together until fluffy.
Frost first layer of cake and sprinkle with coconut flakes. Place the second cake on top of the first and frost; sprinkle coconut flakes on top.

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