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Samoa Cake

I’ve been feeling down lately.  Stressed out.
Then I realized that’s all I’ve been doing, stressing.
A girl needs to get out of the house.
Or stay in and bake!
A co-worker of mine challenged me to make this cake.
And I decided today was as good as any day to do it.
Now I’m feeling accomplished.
And a little bit happier.
Samoa Cake
Yes like the girl scout cookie
(my favorite girl scout cookie)
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(And yes the frosting is slowly running off, but that’s how I roll)

Ingredients:

Batter Number One

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened (not melty)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

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Batter Number Two
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

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Frosting
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, cooked
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 & 1/2 cups toasted coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted

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(Sweetened Condensed Milk was unavailable for this photo since it was on the stove boiling)

Directions:

Cook Sweetened condensed milk
  • Put whole can, unopened, in a slow cooker and submerge it by at least three inches of water
  • cook on high for seven hours
or
  • Boil whole can, unopened, on the stove for four hours.
  • Keep fully submerged at all time
Batter Number One
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    • Butter and flour bundt pan
    • Combine all dry ingredients except brown sugar
    • Set aside
    • In electric mixer cream together butter and brown sugar
    • When fluffy add eggs one at a time
    • Mixing well after each addition
    • Add milk
    • Mix until well combined
    • Add dry ingredients slowly
    • Mix until well combined
    • Set mixer aside

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Batter Number Two

  •  Combine all dry ingredients, except sugar
  • Set aside
  • In electric mixer combine vegetable oil and sugar
  • When fluffy add egg
  • Mixing well
  • Add Vanilla
  • Add milk
  • Mix until well combined
  • Add dry ingredients slowly
  • Mix until well combined
  • Add boiling water
  • Mix until well combined

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Cake
    • Layer the cake by alternating batters into prepared bundt pan

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  • Tap Bundt pan a couple of times to remove bubbles
  • Bake for about an hour or until skewer inserted in center comes out clean
  • Check cake at 50 minutes
  • Cool cake completely

 

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Frosting:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • On a cookie sheet place sweetened flaked coconut
  • Toss occasionally
  • Toast until desired color is reached
  • Beat cooled cooked condensed milk, butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla and salt for 3 minutes
  • Add one cup of toasted coconut
  • Cool for 1 hour
  • Frost cooled cake
  • Top with remaining coconut
  • Melt chocolate chips
  • Place melted chocolate in a zip top bag and cut out one corner
  • Drizzle chocolate over cake
Serve your friends or co-workers or who ever.  Enjoy!
~Dianna

Sorry no Alex/Dianna reviews for this one.  It’s going straight to work.

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3 thoughts on “Samoa Cake

  1. Glad you found a way to de-stress.
    Okay… seven hours? 7? S.e.v.e.n.?
    That part made me stress, a bit.
    I'd be worried about having the stove on so long, or something exploding, or something… !
    But cake with coconut… could be worth it.

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