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Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting

Recipe photo courtesy of Kenji Toma

A chocolate cake enjoys an exalted presence when frosted with an irresistibly sweet, buttery spread. A garnish of shaved coconut takes the cake from diner counter to dinner-party finale.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2007



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How would you rate this recipe?
  • karbatt
    11 JAN, 2011
    I was really pleased with how this cake turned out. The frosting was especially delicious, and for the ease of assembly, it looked beautiful!
  • facosta
    1 AUG, 2010
    Yo lo hice es una delicia
  • facosta
    1 AUG, 2010
    Es una delicia, yo lo hice en tres moldes diferentes y queda mucho mejor. Realmente me qued?ɬ? como el de Martha.
  • RyouriBaka
    19 JUL, 2010
    To HullaGirl: I don't really know either, but if you don't have cake flour in your area, I suppose you could give it a try!
  • HullaGirl
    23 FEB, 2010
    Would it make a huge difference if I added regular flour instead of cake flour? We don't have those here where I live.
  • DessertFanatic
    17 MAY, 2008
    I have finally made this recipe for a 2nd time, and this time I made it in 3 cake pans. It worked so much better. I didn't even have to worry about leveling the cakes since the tops didn't "dome-up" on top. It was a much faster assembly process. I rotated the pans after 15 minutes, and they baked for a total of 20 minutes. My only complaint for this recipe is when cutting each piece, the slices want to fall apart since the frosting doesn't surround the entire cake. It's still very delish!
  • DessertFanatic
    26 FEB, 2008
    I've noticed that the cake has gotten more moist after it has sat around a couple days. So Delicious!! I highly recommend this recipe.
  • DessertFanatic
    24 FEB, 2008
    This cake was very delicious. I had 2 problems though. 1) The cake sunk in the middle. I don't know if that's because I live at high altitudes, or what. 2) The cake was difficult to cut into layers. The next time I make this, I'm going to try baking it in 3 separate cake pans, which would solve both problems. The cake could've been a tad more moist. The frosting was DELISH! And the toasted coconut for a garnish really gave it a nice crunch and flavor.

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