A hidden coconut center and chocolate and caramel drizzles turn this Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake into the perfect chocolate dessert.
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but my oven is baking so delightful. I have my temperature cranked to a balmy 78 degrees, my curtains are closed to hide the snow from my eyes, and the coconut treats are baking away.
Coconut tends to make my mind go to the tropics. So, when the weather is downright frigid around here, you will find me in the kitchen surrounded with all sorts of coconut goodies. Sorry kiddos, mama loves her coconut.
For this chocolate cake recipe, I chose a dark chocolate cake with a hidden tunnel of coconut goodness. The recipe itself looked pretty perfect, so I only made a few minor changes to the cake.
The top needed some fun toppings though.
The crazy baker in me had to fix that right away. Since this is prime girl scout cookie time, I decided to give this chocolate coconut cake some Samoa loving.
Caramel, toasted coconut, and chocolate was the perfect "icing" for this delicious cake. I couldn't stop sneaking slices every time I walked through the kitchen.
It's a good thing summer is far away, because all this snacking I'm doing is not good for shorts and bathing suits.
I guess there is a good thing to cold weather...all the layers of clothing I can use to hide my cake rolls. LOL!
I have a question about the chocolate. Unless I missed it, you just say ‘ 4 oz chocolate’. Is is unsweetened, bittersweet, semisweet…?
Thanks for checking this out. I would probably use the unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate because there is quite a bit of sugar in the batter. I hope that helps!
How much water? It doesn’t say.
Oh, my goodness. Thank you so much for letting me know it was missing in the ingredient list. I found my paper copy of this recipe and fixed it say how much water was needed. I hope you enjoy baking and eating this cake!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
This is my kind of cake! I'm a huge fan of coconut and chocolate!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
This cake would totally make me forget about the miserable weather! It's so lovely and I would never apologize to your kids for these delish treats! 🙂 So yum! Pinning 🙂
I love this flavor combo! And the extra toppings, plus that tunnel of coconut running along the bottom of the cake - it looks amazing!
Thank you so much!!
Anna @ Sunny Side Ups
Oh man, my mouth is watering just looking at this gorgeous cake! Mmm..coconut is one of my faves too! and with all that drippy chocolate and caramel on top, it makes me want to dive right in! 🙂 Love it!
There is just something right about chocolate and coconut. I had to share this cake with some friends, or I might have eaten way too much!!!
Cyndi @ My Kitchen Craze
I heart coconut so much. This cake is calling my name!! And your pictures are gorgeous!! SO pretty! <3 Pinned!
Thank you!!! And please answer yes to the cake 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
This is the prettiest cake EVER!! Love it so much.
Thank you so much 🙂
Emily @ Life on Food
I am in total agreement. I keep the oven on all weekend for baking fun when it is nasty out. And coconut totally takes me to the tropics. This cake looks marvelous!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
This cake is gorgeous, Jocelyn! I just want to reach in and take a huge chuck!
Thank you 🙂
This looks amazing Jocelyn! Happy Friday! xoxo
This cake is gorgeous, Jocelyn! I'm crazy for coconut, and I love this cake!
You would definitely love all the coconut in this fun cake then 🙂
Jessica @ stuck on sweet
Loving all the amazing goodness going on in this cake! Give me chocolate and coconut any day of the week!
Melanie @ Carmel Moments
Coconut does that for me too! Love that I have a fellow friend who loves chocolate and coconut as much as me.
Pinned. Happy weekend Jocelyn!
Yay for coconut loving friends!!! I wish I could have shared a slice with you!!!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
That hidden tunnel of coconut is luring me in, Jocelyn! This cake is absolutely gorgeous! What a delicious dessert, especially with that caramel. Pinned!
The hidden tunnel of coconut is what got me too!!! Then all the toppings just made it that much better 🙂
Oh my, looks like a wonderful cake with great flavors.
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
A secret tunnel of coconut?! Yes, Jocelyn, you win the prize for best idea all week...maybe even all month. I'm probably biased because I love coconut more than most things. My mom and I share an affinity for coconut covered chocolate, so this might have to be created very soon. 🙂
I am so glad we share the coconut loving!!! You definitely need to try this fun cake for your mom!
Wow, does that look like some kind of incredible. It's so pretty...
I can't wait to see this on BHG!
Thank you 🙂