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Almond Joy Cake

This recipe was in the "Flavor" section of Wednesday's Houston Chronicle.

Here is the link and recipe:



2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup shortening

3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa

2 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13-by-9-inch pan.

Stir together flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Put water, butter, shortening and cocoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let cool until warm.

Pour the water mixture into the flour mixture and stir well. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan, bake for 22 minutes or until it tests done. Cool. Cover with Coconut Icing, then top with Chocolate Nut Coating (recipes follow).


1 cup sugar

1 cup evaporated milk

24 large marshmallows

7 ounces shredded coconut

Heat all ingredients in a saucepan until the marshmallows are melted entirely, stirring until combined. Cool slightly, then spread on cooled cake.


1/2 cup butter

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup sliced almonds

Melt butter and chocolate chips. Add nuts. Pour on top of coconut mixture. Cool. Serve


lauren lauren 5 years 36 weeks
Yummy probably tastes just like the candy! :drool: