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Posted by on Apr. 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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Samoa Bundt Cake

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that this is the greatest cake I have ever made. Not only does it look like a hilariously over-sized Girl Scout Cookie, it also tastes insanely amazing. Practically the same as said cookie.

Samoas are my absolute favorite cookie period. Caramel plus coconut is a win in my book, and the chocolate and shortbread are just added bonuses. The idea for this cake was actually The Hubs idea. I was thinking what I could do in honor of the Girl Scouts this year since last year I re-created all their cookie varieties (here, here, here, here, and here) He said, “why don’t you make a Samoa cake?” Ding! Lightbulb went off, and I set out in search of the recipe. Once I saw this fantastical bundt, I knew it was a match made in heaven.

Now I’m not going to lie, this took nearly all day to make, but on the flip side, the people I fed it to responded with cheering and hugs. No joke. If you want to impress your friends, this is the cake to do it!

Samoa Bundt Cake recipe from Breakfast to Bed 

****READ THE ENTIRE RECIPE BEFORE YOU BEGIN****

Batter #1

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup ap flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Batter #2

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 T ap flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 T cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk

for the frosting

  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 T vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • topping 1 1/2 cups toasted coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted

Before you do anything, either stick the whole, unopened can of condensed milk in your crock pot and submerge it by at least 3 inches and cook it on medium for 10 hours or on high for 7. Alternatively, you can boil it on the stove FULLY SUBMERGED AT ALL TIMES for 4 hours. Let it cool.

Preheat the oven to 350F

Prepare each batter separately. This is a marble cake. For each cake type, beat butter (or oil) and sugar(s) on medium high until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time mixing well. Add in milk and vanilla (if applicable) and mix until well combined. In separate bowls sift together dry ingredients for each batter. Add  dry ingredients to wet ingredients slowly and mix until well combined.

(add boiling water for cocoa cake HERE)

Grease and flour the bundt pan WELL

layer the cake pouring some of the brown sugar batter, then cocoa batter, then brown sugar, until both batter bowls are empty. Tap bundt pan on the counter a couple times to remove bubbles. Bake approximately 1 hour or until skewer inserted in center comes out clean. (Mine only took about 50 minutes)

LET COOL ENTIRELY

For the frosting

toast sweetened flaked coconut either on a cookie sheet in the oven on 350F tossing occasionally or in a dry skillet constantly stirring until desired color is reached. Beat cooled cooked condensed milk, butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla and salt for 3 minutes. Add in 1 cup toasted coconut. Chill for 1 hour

frost cake with frosting and top with remaining toasted coconut.

melt chocolate chips in the microwave, place in a pastry bag with a small tip or ziploc bag with a corner cut out about 1/4″ up from the corner, and drizzle stripes on the cake.

My god do I love a bundt. I’m pretty sure this cake is my greatest achievement of the year so far despite my (usual) sub-par cake decorating skills. If you tasted this cake, you’d forgive me!

I know this is a long time consuming recipe... but it looks AMAZING!!!!

by on Apr. 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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Shani527
by Shannon on Apr. 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM

WOW! How did you find this? This looks amazing. I wonder if I can pull it off lol


SammiBaby
by on Apr. 22, 2012 at 11:34 PM

HOLY SHIT! This looks fantastic!!!!!

I am going to try this when my mom and my aunt are down here in 2 weeks. See how it works out for me...although I'll need to purchase a bundt pan lol. Totally worth it though!

RADmomma
by Sara on Apr. 23, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Walmart and target have decent ones for a good price.

Quoting SammiBaby:

HOLY SHIT! This looks fantastic!!!!!

I am going to try this when my mom and my aunt are down here in 2 weeks. See how it works out for me...although I'll need to purchase a bundt pan lol. Totally worth it though!


RADmomma
by Sara on Apr. 23, 2012 at 10:18 AM


Quoting Shani527:

WOW! How did you find this? This looks amazing. I wonder if I can pull it off lol


I found it on Pinterest....LOVE that site!!!


I saw this and told Adam we NEED to make this... we dont get girl scout cookies around here until the end of summer... this could hold me over.

Jerichos_Mommy
by Malena on Apr. 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM

This looks promosing

MamaMandee
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM

WOW that looks soooooooo good!! 

Stevied13
by Steph on Apr. 30, 2012 at 3:06 PM
Oh my goodness
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