Almond Joy Cake

“This is a fantastic Almond Joy cake recipe—tastes just like the candy bar.” —Daria Burcar, Rochester, Michigan

Almond Joy CakePhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
16servings 30minutes + chilling 25minutes + cooling
Servings Prep Time
16servings 30minutes + chilling
Cook Time
25minutes + cooling
Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and flour two 9-in. round baking pans. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, buttermilk, eggs and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, 28-32 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. For filling, in a large saucepan, combine marshmallows, sugar, milk and cornstarch. Cook and stir over low heat until marshmallows are melted; increase heat to medium and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in coconut and almonds. Remove from heat; cool. Refrigerate filling until cold but still spreadable, about 45 minutes.
  3. Using a long serrated knife, cut each cake horizontally in half. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Spread with 1/3 of coconut filling. Repeat twice. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread fudge frosting over top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour. Garnish with coconut flakes and almonds if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 502 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 3g fibre), 5g protein.