Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chocolate Velvet cake with fudge filling and Coconut Pecan Frosting

Last weekend was my birthday and my sister made this cake for me! It is fabulous and very easy to make.

The cake is a chocolate velvet and the recipe is from Southern Living magazine. The recipe can be found here. If you do not have the time to make a cake from scratch than use a cake mix, there are some excellent ones out there.

The filling is one that I make all of the time, it is my go to recipe. I use it for the filling or to frost cupcakes and cakes too. The recipe is from the back of the Hershey's Cocoa Can. I have posted on this frosting here.

Hershey's Famous Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients and Directions for filling/Frosting:

1 stick of butter melted
2/3 cup of Hershey's cocoa
3 cups  powdered sugar
1/3 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter and add cocoa, stir together until smooth. Alternately add milk and powdered sugar, mix on low with an electric mixer until smooth. Add vanilla and stir.

I like to add a little more milk so that is is more spreadable. Do what suits you.

Pecan Coconut Frosting.

1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 beaten egg yolks mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cup  coconut
1 cup chopped pecans toasted

Mix the following ingredients on medium heat for 12 minutes:
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 beaten egg yolks and tsp water
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Once this is thickened add the coconut and the pecans.

To make cake, slice the cakes in half, set aside. Place one layer of cake onto a cake plate or serving platter, spread with a layer of the chocolate frosting. Add second layer, frost with chocolate frosting and a layer of coconut pecan frosting. Add another layer of cake. Frost entire cake with chocolate frosting and then top the cake with coconut frosting.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

What a delicious looking cake! It would be a special treat on the Christmas dessert table!

So nice stopping by!
Kindly, Lorraine

Brandi said...

Your cake looks so delicious! I love coconut icing! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Anonymous said...

It's got my mouth watering for a bite. Thanks for sharing. Pat