Indulge in the rich, decadent flavors of a Mounds Cake, inspired by the classic Mounds candy bar. This moist chocolate cake is layered with creamy coconut filling and topped with a smooth chocolate ganache. Perfect for any special occasion or a sweet treat to satisfy your chocolate and coconut cravings.


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

For the Coconut Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


  1. Prepare the Cake:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    3. Add the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until well combined.
    4. Reduce the speed to low and carefully add the boiling water to the cake batter. Mix until fully incorporated (the batter will be thin).
    5. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
    6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    7. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  2. Prepare the Coconut Filling:
    1. In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
    2. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the Chocolate Ganache:
    1. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Do not boil.
    2. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for 2 minutes to melt the chocolate.
    3. Stir until smooth and glossy, then add the butter and stir until fully melted and combined.
    4. Allow the ganache to cool slightly to thicken.
  4. Assemble the Cake:
    1. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread the coconut filling evenly over the top.
    2. Place the second cake layer on top of the coconut filling.
    3. Pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
    4. Let the ganache set for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your delicious, homemade Mounds Cake!

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