Samoa Sheet Cake
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Serves: 15 inch sheet cake
 
Ingredients
For the Cake
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
FROSTING
  • ½ cup butter
  • 6 Tablespoons milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ? cup caramel sauce, I used caramel ice cream topping in the jar
Additional Toppings
  • 2½ cups toasted coconut, See instructions below for how to make it
  • 7 to 8 ounces caramel, like Kraft Caramel Cubes
  • ? cup evaporated milk
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening or oil
Instructions
  1. Start by toasting the caramel. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Spread coconut over the cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, tossing the coconut ever 2-5 minutes. Remove the coconut when it becomes golden brown.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, add butter, water, cocoa and shortening and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat add to the flour mixture. Stir to combine.
  4. Add buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla in that order. Mix after each addition.
  5. Pour mixture into a large cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until done.
Frosting
  1. In a sauce pan, add butter and milk and bring to a boil. Stir in caramel. Remove from heat. Then add powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
  2. After cake has cooled, pokes holes all over the cake with a fork (or a steak knife.) Pour frosting evenly over the top. Sprinkle coconut over the frosting.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add caramel and evaporated milk. Cook on high for 30 second increments, stirring in between each increment. Continue to microwave until caramel is smooth. Drizzle over coconut.
  4. Again, in a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave as you did the caramel until chocolate is smooth. Drizzle over caramel.
  5. Let the caramel and chocolate cool. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Egg Rolls & Sauce at http://eggrollsandsauce.com/samoa-sheet-cake/