Obviously we all know what a Girl Scout is…
And Girl Scouts selling Samoa cookies is a much-anticipated event much like the annual Starbucks Pumpkin Latte…
But how many of us could actually point out Samoa on a map without
words…I know that I couldn’t…
Samoa, formerly called Western Samoa, is an independent country that wasa once occupied by New Zealand. Samoa became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish its independence after World War, doing so in 1962.
Samoa consists of two mountainous islands covered with heavy forests and surrounded by coral reefs. The economy of Samoa revolves around agriculture, lumber and tourism.
American Samoa, a neighboring group of islands, is an unincorporated and unorganized territory of the US and the only U.S. territory located south of the Equator. Their economy revolves around the fishing industry, U.S. government jobs, and the ever increasing tourism business.
Now…on to perhaps more important things—the recipe…
Samoa Bundt Cake
1. Prep Work…
—Preheat to 350. Prep Bundt pan.
—Melt 1½C semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave.
- ½C softened butter
- 16oz brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- Melted chocolate chips
- 2C flour
- 1tsp baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
Add flour mixture to batter, alternating with 8oz sour cream.
- 1tsp vanilla
- 1C hot water
Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 1hr. Let cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove cake from pan to cool completely.
3. Caramel Frosting
- ¾C butter
- ¼C jarred caramel sauce
Gradually add 3C powdered sugar
Beat in enough, 1½ to 2Tbsp, heavy cream to get to desired consistency.
Spread frosting on cooled cake.
Sprinkle toasted coconut on cake.
Drizzle with caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce.