Chocolate Macaroon Bundt Cake

Chocolate Macaroon Bundt Cake

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sour cream
4 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1 egg white
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

Make the filling. Beat 1 egg white in a small bowl until peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar Beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in coconut, 1 tablespoon flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, 1 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, salt and soda. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla, water, shortening, sour cream egg yolks and 3 egg whites. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.

Pour cake batter into a 10 inch Bundt pan. Drop the filling by teaspoons around the top of the batter, avoiding the edges.

Bake at 350° F. for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes , then turn out onto a wire rack to continue cooling.

Top with Chocolate Glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 4 tablespoons milk

In a small bowl, combine butter with sugar and cocoa.

Add vanilla. Add milk gradually until smooth.

Drizzle over cake.

Makes 1 glaze for 1 Bundt cake

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