Samoa Inspired Chocolate Cake

Samoa Inspired Chocolate Cake

Samoa Inspired Chocolate Cake - one amazing cake with the fantastic topping of my favorite girl scout cookie: the samoas!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 336 kcal
Author Anna


for the cake:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1.5 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

for the topping:

  • 1 cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted with 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
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to make the cake:

  1. Grease and flour an 8" or 9" round or square cake pan. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, soda, salt and sugar).
  4. Add oil, water, vanilla and cider vinegar. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan.
  6. Bake the cake for 20 to 22 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Cool the cake completely in the pan.
  8. Remove the cake from the pan onto a cake platter or a stand.
  9. Poke the cake with a toothpick all over the surface.
  10. Spread half the caramel over the cake. Spread with a back of a spoon or an offset spatula.
  11. Sprinkle the coconut over the caramel. Spread evenly.
  12. Drizzle the remaining caramel over the coconut.
  13. Drizzle the cake with melted chocolate.
  14. Let the topping cool to room temperature before serving.
  15. Store for up to 3 days in a closed container.
Nutrition Facts
Samoa Inspired Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 270mg12%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.