Cocoa Coconut Cake

This recipe can easily be converted into the “ Perfect Chocolate Cake.” Inspired by Hersheys Cocoa Recipes, just replace the coconut milk with whole milk and leave out the coconut essence. You’ll be just as happy.

Preheat oven 180c/350f

2     8”or 9”  round cake pans- greased and floured

2 cups sugar

1¾flour

¾ Midnight Red Cocoa Powder or Hersheys Cocoa Powder

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

11/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 heaping teaspoon sea salt

2 eggs

1 cup coconut milk

1 drop coconut essence

½ cup vegetable oil

1teaspoon vanilla

1 cup boiling water

In a medium bowl , combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder , baking soda, and salt.

Add eggs, coconut milk , coconut essence, vegetable oil,  and vanilla.

Beat together for 2 minutes.

Stir in boiling water.

Pour into cake pans.

Bake for 30 minutes

Test with a wooden skewer, when it comes out clean cake is done.

Coconut Chocolate Icing

1 stick butter(1/2 cup) -melted

2/3 cup midnight red cocoa powder

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 drop coconut essence

1/3 cup cream

2-3 cups  Icing or Confectionary Sugar

In a med bowl  using a whisk,

Combine butter and cocoa powder. Add vanilla and coconut essence.

In small increments, alternate icing sugar and cream , beat well after each addition.Whisk until smooth.

Frost cake and enjoy !

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About eatonsquareedibles

I've had the great good fortune of living abroad for more than a decade. The traditions, comfort and memories of home are things I cherish and carry with me on my travels. What I wasn't expecting was that other cultures and flavors would seep into my own traditions and favorites and influence a new batch of classics. Heres to evolving traditions and new memories! View all posts by eatonsquareedibles

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