This is one showstopper of a cake, with layers of rich chocolate cola cake covered with a dulce de leche, coconut and pecan icing.
As of this week, my husband is another year older and (sort of) wiser. And even though most of the celebration was super low key, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to make a killer cake.
Because what’s a birthday without cake?
Some people show their love with surprise parties or thoughtful gifts, but I do it with sky-high cakes worthy of the occasion. And this cake is worthy of any occasion, really. Because while it’s impressive, it’s actually really easy to assemble. There’s no fancy frosting, and no fuss. Once the cake layers are ready, it takes just 5 minutes to assemble.
And if that doesn’t have you preheating the oven and pulling ingredients out of your pantry, let me remind you of what this cake’s got going on.
There’s three layers of chocolate cola cake— the cola flavor isn’t really prominent, but I think it’s fun and different. Then there’s dulce de leche in between each layer and drizzling down the sides— use dulce de leche from a can or make your own (see below), there’s no wrong way. And finally, mixed into the dulce de leche is toasted coconut flakes and chopped pecans.
It’s rich, chocolaty, and gooey. And it’s heaven. Kind of like a german chocolate cake, except better. My husband loved it!
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