• Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 25


This is the fifth cake I made for my cake year challenge. It was really fun to make, not too fussy but just involving enough!


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 ounces chocolate
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1-1/3 cup flaked coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10" pan.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, heat water and chocolate until melted. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Blend in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  • Beat in the flour mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, mixing until just incorporated. Then add the coconut.
  • Mix the egg whites as if to make meringue, fold 1/3 of them into the batter, then the rest until there are no streaks.
  • Pour into your pan and bake for 30 minutes.

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