Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, June 18, 2012

I have to admit I don't know where I got this recipe. I had it in my file..handwritten by me with no notes. After I made it, my folks came over and before they left I asked if they wanted a hunk of cake to take home. When my dad heard what kind of cake it was...he asked my mom..."is this the cake Gayle makes?"..to which she replied..."yes, it is." My dad was very excited as this is a favorite of his. So I'm going to assume this cake was from my mom's friend, Gayle. Thanks, Gayle!

Almond Joy Cake

1 Devil's Food Cake mix - mixed and baked according to box directions.

After cake is done, remove from the oven and poke holes all over the cake with a fork.

1 12-ounce can EVAPORATED milk, divided use
12 ounce package coconut
2 1/2 cups sugar, divided use
24 large marshmallows
1 12-ounce package chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1 4-ounce package slivered almonds

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of the evaporated milk and the 1/2 cup sugar. Heat over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Turn heat down to simmer. Add marshmallows and coconut and cook and stir until marshmallows are melted. Pour over pierced cake. Set aside so coconut mixture can absorb into cake.

In a medium saucepan, combine remaining sugar and remaining evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add chocolate chips and butter and stir until chocolate is melted. Add butter and stir until butter is melted then spread over cake.

Chill until ready to serve.

The line-up.

Bake the cake according to the directions on the box.

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of the evaporated milk and 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a boil.

Then add the marshmallows and the coconut. Turn down the heat and cook until the marshmallows are melted.

In another saucepan, combine the rest of the milk, sugar and the 12 ounces of chocolate chips. Oh..and the butter.

Cook on low until sugar is dissolved then add the almonds.

After the cake is done, poke holes all over it.

Pour the coconut mixture over the cake and let it set for a while.

Then pour the chocolate mixture over that.

Mmmm...sometimes you feel like a nut.