While most of my friends are married, I do still have a few that are single. One of them is Laura who stopped by for coffee the other day while I was making this chocolate coconut cake. She was telling me about a first date she had the other night. I get to live vicariously through her. Anyway, she was super excited to go out with this guy. She really, really, REALLY liked him. She was telling me about the getting ready part and all the tricks she employed to make her look her best. She called it “faking her way to pretty” which I think is crazy for such a beautiful person to say but it resonated with me very well because of this cake.
Because this cake is just like faking your way to pretty. It’s so gorgeous. But behind the scenes, the secret here is using a cake mix. I know, but sometimes there is a price to pay for pretty and perfect and cake mix can totally take you there. Like fake eyelashes. Or so I’m told. Let’s go to the next page (click the Next button below) to discover how to make this Chocolate Coconut Cake.