• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Everyone needs an unintimidating, foolproof cake like this one. A generous amount of coconut topping, poured over the moist cake while it’s still warm, provides richness and a deliciously gooey texture. The 12 generous slices can be cut smaller to feed a larger crowd.

    Ingredients

    • Unsalted butter, softened, for pan
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dish
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
    • 3/4 cup warm strong brewed coffee
    • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for dish
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 3 cups finely shredded dried unsweetened coconut
    • 2/3 cup warm strong brewed coffee
    • Whipped cream and toasted large-flake coconut, for serving

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 459 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 31.02%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 71.02%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 6 mg 1.9%
    • Sodium: 352 mg 14.69%
    • Calcium: 46 mg 4.56%
    • Potassium: 365 mg 10.44%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 14.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 72 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 24.23%
    • Sugar: 47 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.33%
    • Vitamin C 0.26%
    • Vitamin D 0.04%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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