Mounds Layer Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Dutch Process Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

Filling

  • 14 ounce bag sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/3 cup cream of coconut (I buy this in a squeeze bottle with the drink mixers)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Ganache

  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup (you can use honey if you are opposed to corn syrup)

Preparation

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