• Chocolate Temptation Cake

    This cake starts with a mix, but if you will do it exactly like I do, no one will ever know! The first time I made this recipe, I tasted it a couple of hours after I had it all assembled, and I was REALLY disappointed. The cake itself tasted like a mix, and I hate that taste.

    I covered the cake and left it for seven or eight hours before I tasted it again, and to my surprise, it was REALLY good. The extra time allowed the toppings to really soak into the cake. When I made it this time, I actually assembled it, covered it, and left it until the next day before I served it.  In my opinion, that made it even better!



    1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix (ingredients listed on box)
    2 Cups Sugar, divided
    24 Large Marshmallows
    1 1/2 Cups Milk, divided
    7 Ounces Coconut*
    1 Stick Butter
    1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips, I use milk chocolate.


    1. Mix and bake cake according to package directions. Bake in 9 x 13 inch pan, and it will work better if you use the metal with the tall sides.

    2. Combine 1 cup of sugar, marshmallows, and 1 cup of milk in pan and cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted.

    3. Stir in coconut and spread on top of warm cake

    4. Mix butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup milk in pan and bring to a boil.

    5. Stir in chocolate chips and spread over coconut mixture.

    Cover and don’t serve until the cake has had time to absorb the toppings.

    *Obviously, you can omit the coconut, or if your house is divided on liking coconut, simply spread 3-4 ounces of coconut on 1/2 of the cake (instead of putting it in the hot topping). Pour topping over entire cake, leaving 1/2 of the cake with coconut and 1/2 without.

    I used an ice pick to poke holes into the cake.

    I used an ice pick to poke holes into the cake.

    I actually cooked over medium heat, but I stayed with it to be sure the marshmallows didn't burn or stick.

    I actually cooked over medium heat, but I stayed with it to be sure the marshmallows didn’t burn or stick.

    I really need a pan with taller sides to hold it all.

    I should have used a pan with taller sides to hold it all.

    Purely Delicious!

    Purely Delicious!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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