Almond Joy Layer Cake Recipe

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Almond Joy Layer Cake
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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter two 8-inch-by-2-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment and butter the parchment.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 2/3 c. water to a boil. Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Whisk in the butter and chocolate over low heat until melted, about 2 min. Remove from the heat and whisk in 1 1/2 c. sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. salt. Whisk in 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Pour in the chocolate mixture until smooth. Stir in 1 packed cup coconut. Divide the batter between the pans and bake in the lower third of the oven for 35 min. or until firm in the center. Let cool in the pans on racks for 10 min., then invert onto racks to cool completely.
  4. While the cake cools, spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for 12 min; let cool.
  5. In a saucepan, combine 3/4 c. cream, the remaining 3/4 c. sugar and pinch salt and simmer, stirring, over med. heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 min. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tsp. vanilla and 3 packed cups coconut. When cool, fold in 1 1/2 c. almonds.
  6. Split the cake layers to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer cut side up on a cake stand and spread with 1 c. of the coconut-almond mixture. Top with the second layer cut side down and spread with 1 c. more of the mixture. Repeat with the remaining 2 cake layers and filling, spreading the filling on the top. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hrs to firm up.
  7. Whip the remaining 2 1/4 c. cream with the confectioners' sugar until stiff. Spread over the cake. Sprinkle the top with the remaining almonds.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5628.63 Kcal (23566 kJ)
Calories from fat 3321.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 369.03g 568%
Cholesterol 1045.19mg 348%
Sodium 3179.71mg 132%
Potassium 4443.14mg 95%
Total Carbs 573.22g 191%
Sugars 455.94g 1824%
Dietary Fiber 56.01g 224%
Protein 102.83g 206%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 23.9mg 133%
Calcium 1468.1mg 147%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 395.43 Kcal (1656 kJ)
Calories from fat 233.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.93g 568%
Cholesterol 73.43mg 348%
Sodium 223.39mg 132%
Potassium 312.15mg 95%
Total Carbs 40.27g 191%
Sugars 32.03g 1824%
Dietary Fiber 3.93g 224%
Protein 7.22g 206%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 6%
Iron 1.7mg 133%
Calcium 103.1mg 147%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 142.5
  • 162

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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