We all have our favorite Girl Scout cookie. I am a member of the Samoas gang, so stay on your side of the street Thin Mints! It was Samoas coconutty goodness that inspired me to write "Coconut Life" on myself with a Sharpie marker as part of my initiation. For those who love coconut as much as myself I recommend making this monster sized cookie (cake!) inspired by Samoas Girl Scout Cookies. Bake it for your next gang get together!
This cake may be the best tasting cake I have ever made. It has beat out Coconut Pineapple Cake from 2005. And has given Potato Chip Sweet Potato Cake from 2016 a run for it's money. I followed the instructions for the frosting and topping from this Samoa bundt cake recipe. For the cake part I used a German chocolate cake mix.
It is a lot of work to make, having to toast the coconut and keeping a fire extinguisher (more on that here) at the ready, but so worth it. In true Mary style I did mix it up a bit though. The main deviation I made from the recipe is I used butterscotch ice cream topping/syrup instead of caramel. It's what I already had on hand (Harry Potter Butter Beers!). I know that caramel is really key to authenticate a Samoas cookie. But I am a firm follower of the WWII motto "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do" every day of the year. I even think the butterscotch could be an improvement.
My real Girl Scout gang.
While I was in Brownies during my second and third grade years my fellow scouts were my true friends. They were the friends that I would stay the night with and visit each other's homes. I remember that I had only one big themed birthday party during my elementary school years. It was a Cabbage Patch Kids slumber party. Everyone was to bring over their CPK dolls and I got one as my main birthday present that year. The guests were all of my dear Brownie friends.