Donna’s Chocolate Cake

Our thanks to Donna from Victoria, BC for submitting this recipe for Chocolate Cake with Coconut Praline topping.

4.25 avg. rating (81% score) - 4 votes


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Island Farms buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • Sift flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  • Combine oil, buttermilk, cocoa, sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix well on low speed.
  • Add flour mixture to cocoa mixture alternately, beginning with water and ending with dry ingredients.
  • Do not overbeat.
  • Pour into 9x13 pan and bake in 325F oven 70 minutes or longer until toothpick comes out clean.
Coconut Praline Frosting:
  • Melt 1/2 cup Natrel butter, then add 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut and 1/3 cup Island Farms by Natrel Half & Half cream, mixing well.
  • Spread mixture over top of cake, warm or cold and broil until topping is bubbly and golden brown, about 3 minutes.
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