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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
15
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a heavy, large saucepan, melt the 1 cup butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool.

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  • Meanwhile, grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture in saucepan. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just till combined. Stir in the 2 teaspoons vanilla.

  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just till combined. Stir in coconut and nuts. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.

  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Place on a wire rack. Immediately spread the marshmallow creme evenly over the top. Cool completely in pan.

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the 1/2 cup melted butter, cocoa powder, half-and-half, and the 2 teaspoons vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed till smooth. Slowly beat in 4 cups of sifted powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in additional half-and-half till spreading consistency. Spread over cake. Cover; chill in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. Cut just before serving. Makes 15 servings.

Nutrition Facts

657 calories; fat 37g; cholesterol 111mg; saturated fat 21g; carbohydrates 81g; insoluble fiber 3g; protein 7g; vitamin a 826IU; vitamin c 0mg; sodium 302mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 2.3mg.
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