I came to the realization yesterday that is was July 4th..yes, Independence Day here in the U.S. But, this also means that summer is racing by at a record pace. How did this happen?! In my email inbox this week, was an invitation to join the PTO at my daughter's middle school. Ah! How did that happen?! Middle school?! Completely uncharted territory.
Oh..and my youngest will also be starting preschool. August will be interesting, everyone at school. Well, one will only be half days, but, still. All five at school. What will I do with all this quiet time? Perhaps read a book without being interrupted, or watch whatever I desire on TV. Or just sit at the computer and eat chocolate chips without having to worry about somebody asking "why do you get to eat those!?"..the sky is the limited guys.
For now though..let's talk cake (another option for my future quiet 1/2 days!) This is Mr Plain's cake. You see, he is very much in love with Mounds candy bars.
I have seen poke cakes everywhere..everyone is doing them. All the cool kids that blog are making them. How could I not make one? Especially one that my dear husband would love so much? I could not.
This lovely cake does in fact, taste like a Mounds candy bar. Chocolate, coconut and a sweetened coco nutty taste down the center. Mr Plain tells me that it's the most delicious, fabulous, cake ever.
Not that he's bias or anything. :)
Mounds Poke Cake
Prep Time: 00:20
Cook Time: 00:30
Ingredients (Serves: 6-8)
- 1- box, white cake mix, plus ingredients
- 1-14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 8oz sweetened coconut
- 1/2 tsp coconut extract
- 4-6 mini Mounds candy bars, chopped into small pieces
Mix cake mix according to box directions in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake according to box directions.
Once complete, let cake cool for about 5 minutes. Then, poke every inch of warm cake with the bottom of a wooden spoon.
In a small mixing bowl, mix condensed milk and coconut extract.
Slowly drizzle milk mixture over warm cake. Let is absorb for 5-8 minutes.
Sprinkle candy bars over entire cake, then, coconut over candy bars.
Let cake cool complete before cutting.
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