Chocolate Orange Coconut Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Orange Coconut Angel Food Cake

How did I get to this fantastic Chocolate Orange Coconut Angel Food Cake recipe? I am not a “sparkly” kind of girl. Pink isn’t my favorite color, my poor fingernails haven’t seen a manicure in years, and I think the last time I wore heels was at my brother’s wedding in 2015. And so, I thought I was immune to glittery things.

Until Cadbury released their shimmer mini eggs. They are the same milk chocolate mini eggs with a sugar shell as they’ve always made—except they shimmer! And I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame ever since Facebook first started serving me ads for them (I guess Mark Z. knows me better than I know myself). I’m serious. And what I wondered most was how I was going to incorporate them into my Easter dessert.

Then I figured it out, on a chocolate-orange-coconut angel food cake, that’s how.



  • 1 angel food cake mix
  • 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • One orange–juice and zest
  • 1 cup coconut water


  • 2 packages Godiva white chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 12 oz. can light coconut milk
  • 1 orange–juice and zest
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip


  • 2 bags Cadbury Shimmer Mini Eggs – Or use another type of fantastic topping
  • 2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut


  1. Combine all cake ingredients and mix with hand mixer on low for one minute and medium-high for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour into angel food cake pan and bake 35-40 minutes, or until top is cracked and dry.
  3. Set pan upside down on wire rack to cool.
  4. When cake is cooled, use butter knife and run around the edges of the pan to loosen and remove it from the pan.
  5. Then slice cake into 3 even layers with serrated knife.
  6. For frosting, whisk together pudding mix and coconut milk, add orange juice and zest, and fold in Cool Whip.
  7. Generously spread frosting between each layer and on the top and sides of the cake.
  8. Press coconut onto the sides of the cake.
  9. Immediately before serving, arrange shimmer eggs in concentric circles, starting on the outside and working your way in. (If you add the candy too far in advance, the moisture of the frosting may make the dye on the eggs run).

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