Chocolate Cake with Broiled Coconut Icing


There are lots of ways to top a good chocolate cake. One of my favourites is to top it with coconut, brown sugar and butter and broil it until golden. Both my recipes for the cake and the icing on already on my blog, but not combined together. Here’s to their union!

(Note: I put the icing on when the cake was still too hot so it is uneven). Lesson of the day: “Don’t be hasty!”

I also use this recipe for chocolate cupcakes, which you can find here.

Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
5 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup cold water

Sift dry ingredients together. Combine water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and mix into the dry ingredients. Spoon into a greased 9×9 cake pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350F.

Below is the recipe for the topping, which I also use on the Lazy Daisy Cake.

Broiled Coconut Topping

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup coconut

Cream brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Stir in milk. Stir in coconut; spread over warm cake in pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat about 3 minutes or until golden.

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