Chocolate Cake With Broiled Coconut Frosting

Chocolate Cake With Coconut Pecan Topping
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 9 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
522 Calories
31g Fat
58g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 9
Amount per serving
Calories 522
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 482mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 5g
Calcium 104mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Looking for a chocolate cake that's a little out of the ordinary? Try this recipe for a delicious chocolate cake with a broiled coconut pecan frosting. Your friends and family will be impressed with this homemade treat.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil or safflower oil
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • For the Topping:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 4 tablespoons evaporated milk or half-and-half

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan or spray with a flour and oil baking spray.

  4. Combine flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add oil, buttermilk, and vanilla, along with beaten egg. Whisk or slowly beat until well blended.

  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until well blended.

  7. Spread topping over the warm cake and broil about 4 inches from heat for 3 minutes, or until topping is browned and bubbly.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.