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Coconut Chocolate Cake Recipe

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fareinheit. Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sift flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, shortening, 1/4 cup cocoa, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil.
  3. Pour mixture over the flour mixture. Stir in buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla. Beat with a hand-held mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched with finger.
  • 1/2 cup margarine, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa, unsweetened
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pound (1 box) confectioners’ sugar, about 3 3/4 cups unsifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For icing, combine margarine, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture just to a boil; remove from heat. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in coconut and pecans.

Spread over hot cake right out of the oven. Cool frosted coconut chocolate cake in pan on a rack. Once chilled it is ready to serve!