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    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

Ring of Coconut Chocolate Bundt Cake…

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Batter:

2 c. Sugar
1 c. oil
3 eggs
3 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoaBold
1 c. buttermilk
2 t. baking powder
2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. hot water
1 t. vanilla
Filling:
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 8 oz. cream cheese
2 t. vanilla
1 c. coconut
1 c. chocolate chips (white or dark or a little bit of both)
Glaze:
3 T. butter
1 t. vanilla
1 t. almond extract (or more)
Powdered Sugar
Milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt pan THOROUGHLY.
Combine batter ingredients until smooth. Separately, combine 1st 4 ingredients of Filling until creamy. Stir in coconut and chips. Remove one cup worth of batter and discard [or the cake won't fit into pan while cooking]. Pour batter into pan. Spoon dollops of filling on top of the batter in a ring around the center of the pan. Bake for approximately 60 mins. Use knife to determine readiness. Cool for 5 minutes. Loosen edges with knife, tip upside down, tap to loosen all edges, say a little prayer and lift pan off. Make glaze. Use powdered sugar and/or milk to control consistency. Spoon over cake and ENJOY!!

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Anonymous - I am definitely going to attempt this!!!!!

Nicole :)

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