It was a rainy Fourth of July but we had a great day. I'm not a big fan of noisy fireworks anyway so I was perfectly happy shut up inside on the cozy sofa where I got caught up with the last season of "Dexter" and did some baking. One of Michael's co-workers, a great lady who is no longer with us, used to make a wonderful Mounds Cake (like the candy bar). He didn't get the recipe (or if he did we lost it) so I went searching online.
I found a recipe that made a 13x9 inch cake but I prefer layer cakes and did some tweaking. I added a tablespoon of cornstarch to the coconut filling to make it thicker and instead of pouring it over the cake, I spooned it on as a layer. For the icing, I used the icing that I recently made for the Cowtown Chocolate Cake.
The cake was delicious. Michael felt that the coconut mixture was a tad too sweet so you might want to cut back on the sugar a bit.