For the cake mixture you'll need:
2/3 cup/150g butter melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract*
1 TBSP cocoa*
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 TBSP strong coffee**
Flaked coconut to sprinkle
1/3 cup/75g butter at room temperature
2 TBSP strong coffee*
1 TBSP cocoa
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
*You can add more or less of these ingredients to create the taste you want. For example, my aunt adds more vanilla, coffee and cocoa to make the flavor really pop.
**I suggest using instant coffee for the coffee in the cake and icing, it's fast and easy to make the amount and strength you desire.
Butter a 13x9 pan and sprinkle with coconut. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
In a medium bowl whip eggs, sugar and butter until fluffy. In a second small bowl mix dry ingredients. Pour dry ingredients and milk alternately into the wet ingredients. Add coffee. Stir until well blended.
Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the icing ingredients together.
When the cake is done, let it cool and then ice it. Sprinkle coconut over the top for the finishing touch.