Grandma Ree's Gooey Mounds Cake

I received a recipe for a Gooey Cake. This is made with a cake mix. I liked the concept of the cake but this was entirely too sweet. I am diabetic so I try to stay from the sweetest of the sweet. I began to alter to suit my taste.


I started with a chocolate cake mix, my favorite candy bar is a Mounds bar, I began to try different ways to make it mine. It has taken four years and finally, because I did not have any canned or sweetened coconut in the bags, I used what I had in the freezer. Bingo!

Yield: Can be cut to suit what you want. From 12 to 24.



  1. Mix cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick (1/2 cup) of softened butter really well. Press into the bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Mix cream cheese (can be low fat) with sugar and eggs and beat well. Add coconut to this mixture and pour into the dish on top of the cake mixture. Spread to even this out.
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  4. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool. Cut into squares or finger pieces. and serve. Can be frozen after baking.

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December 16, 20130 found this helpful

PS frozen coconut has not sugar!

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December 20, 20130 found this helpful

What in the world is null? I am =81 and have been cooking and baking for a long time, but I have never heard this term before. Thanks for an explanation

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December 22, 20130 found this helpful

Add 1 teaspoon of coconut flavoring to the cream cheese filling to boost the flavor.

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December 22, 20130 found this helpful

Computers are not my thing. While trying to enter enter the ingredients the null kept coming up, I could not delete them. The null has nothing to do with measuring.


The frozen coconut does not have the really sick sweet flavor that the canned and plastic packages have. The frozen coconut has some sugar but the fresh flavor is more pronounced.

Editor's Note: Removed the "null"s in the recipe. Not sure why that happened.

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December 31, 20130 found this helpful

So does this mean there are 3 eggs?

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