Mounds Cake

Mounds Cake

Sure, here’s a detailed recipe for making a Mounds Cake, which captures the delicious combination of chocolate and coconut inspired by the Mounds candy bar.


For the Cake:

  • 1 box of devil’s food cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box, usually water, oil, and eggs)

For the Coconut Filling:

  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips


Prepare the Cake:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix the Cake Batter: Prepare the devil’s food cake mix according to the package instructions. This typically involves mixing the cake mix with water, oil, and eggs.

  1. Bake the Cake: Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  2. Cool the Cake: Let the cakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Prepare the Coconut Filling:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a medium bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk and the shredded coconut until well combined. Set aside.

Prepare the Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Heat the Cream: In a small saucepan, heat the heavy whipping cream over medium heat until it just begins to simmer.
  2. Add Chocolate Chips: Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and let it sit for about 5 minutes to melt the chocolate.
  3. Stir to Combine: After 5 minutes, stir the mixture until smooth and glossy. Let it cool slightly until it thickens to a spreadable consistency.

Assemble the Cake:

  1. Layer the Cake: Place one of the cooled cake layers on a serving plate. Spread the coconut filling evenly over the top.
  2. Top with Second Layer: Place the second cake layer on top of the coconut filling.
  3. Frost the Cake: Pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, spreading it evenly over the top and down the sides. Allow the ganache to set before serving.


  • For Easier Slicing: Chill the cake in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before slicing to help the ganache set completely.
  • Decorations: You can garnish the cake with additional shredded coconut or Mounds candy bars cut into pieces for extra flair.

Enjoy your Mounds Cake! This rich and decadent dessert is perfect for any special occasion or just when you’re craving something sweet and indulgent.


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