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Almond Coconut Cake Recipe (Alex Bugrov, San Luis Obispo, CA)

Yield: 7

Alex Bugrov is an engineering genius. When he isn't saving the world by making automobiles environmentally-friendly, he is baking with our products. This is one of his specialties.

Ingredients

  • 12 (.6-ounce snack size) almond coconut candy bars, cold
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cook's Choice Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, at room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut

Directions

  1. Move rack to the lower third of the oven and preheat oven to 325 F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.
  2. Chop candy bars into rough 1/2-inch chunks.
  3. Pour into a bowl and place in the freezer until needed.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Reduce to medium speed. Add Cook's Choice Pure Vanilla Extract, then eggs in a steady stream, beating until combined.
  6. Alternating between the flour mixture and the buttermilk, mix in one third at a time until incorporated, scraping down sides as needed. Batter will be thick. Fold in 2/3 of the candy bar chunks.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 candy bar chunks and grated coconut on top. Bake for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool to room temperature. Lift cake out of the pan using the foil. Cut and serve.
  9. Yield: 24 to 36 servings, depending on cut size

Chef's Notes

  • 12 (.6-ounce snack size) almond coconut candy bars, cold
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cook's Choice Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, at room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut