Mounds Cake With Coconut Filling

Chocolate Cake
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
387 Calories
28g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 5g
Calcium 99mg 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.)

This Mounds Cake is made with a cake mix, coconut filling, and a thin chocolate icing. The cake is split to make four layers or bake it in three 8-inch layer cake pans.

A thin cooked chocolate icing is the perfect finishing touch for this yummy cake.


  • Cake:
  • 1 box chocolate or chocolate fudge cake mix (plus oil, eggs, and water as directed)
  • Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 14 ounces frozen coconut
  • Chocolate Ganache Icing:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: sweetened coconut (toasted if desired)

Steps to Make It

Prepare the Cake and Filling

  1. Prepare and bake the cake as directed on the package (for a 2-layer cake) and let the cake cool.

  2. Carefully split each cake layer horizontally, making four thin layers.

  3. In a saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, granulated sugar, and marshmallows. Place the pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the marshmallows melted. Remove from heat and stir in coconut.

  4. Spread the coconut mixture between the layers and over the top of the cake.

Make the Chocolate Ganache Icing

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Add the chocolate chips and cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted.

  2. Drizzle the warm chocolate ganache over the top of the cake and let it drip down the sides.

  3. Top the warm icing with toasted or sweetened flaked coconut, if desired.


  • Walmart usually carries frozen coconut. Check Walmart online to see if your local store carries it.