Your group will be standing line with smacking lips ready to take a bite into this Samoa Cookie Sheet Cake. This dessert although it looks pretty fancy uses common ingredients. Even the caramels and caramel sauce are getting to be a standard in many home cooks pantries. So many desserts are using them, and if you didn't have those, it would be easy enough to make a from scratch recipe of caramel sauce.
It would be difficult to describe the amount of flavors and diversity of textures each bite will fill your senses with.
What you have is a three layer preparation. The bottom is a chocolate cake, the second layer is a caramel butter frosting, and the topping is made with toasted coconut, caramel, and cream. Melted chocolate is drizzled over the top.
One of the main ingredients in this dessert is the coconut. Let's learn a little bit about the various types of coconut available and some nutritional information. The fruit of the coconut, whether eaten raw or cooked, is a food staple in the tropics. The milk of a young coconut is very nutritious and a refreshing flavor to drink. Commercial coconut oil that is extracted from dried kernels of the fruit offers its highest value. Coconut oil, the major type of palm oil, has been used in Asia since antiquity, and the method of extracting the oil was with a mortar and pestle.
Shredded and desiccated coconut is exported worldwide and used primarily in cakes, desserts, and confectionary. You can purchase natural unsweetened coconuts in various textures from a finely shredded to large coconut flakes. If you have not tasted these natural unsweetened coconut flakes you will be pleased and surprised to find that they hold a flavor that is sweet enough to stand on its own, especially when you are using it in recipes that already have a lot of sweet ingredients.
The 'sweetened' versions that were popular in the 60's and 70's are very sweet, and you can easily substitute a natural coconut and the dessert will be plenty sweet enough.
Please visit the 'Hugs & Cookies' website below to get the ingredients and instructions for this mouth watering dessert.