Coconut Squares
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Recipe type: Dessert, Dessert Bars
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Serves: 16 squares
A favorite childhood dessert from my Godmother, Aunty Kay!
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 cups (1 lb.) confectioners' (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut, finely ground
  1. Prepare cake mix as instructed on box; use a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.
  2. Freeze cake in pan for several hours.
  3. Add rest of ingredients (except coconut and vanilla) in a saucepan.
  4. On low heat, combine frosting until it is smooth and pourable being careful not to burn.
  5. Remove frosting from heat, stir in vanilla.
  6. Cut cake into squares, removing the browned edges.
  7. Gently frost each side of the cake dipping into the coconut.
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. Refrigerate until served.
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