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Kingswood Holiday Cake

Christmas calls for the all time favorites.

Christmas calls for the all time favorites.

 

Heat oven to 180c/350F

 

CAKE-                                                                                  FILLING-

2 cups sugar                                                1 pint whipping cream

1 3/4 cups  flour                                                1 pint fresh strawberries- diced

3/4 cup  Cocoa                                                1 pint blueberries

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/8 cup espresso

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

 

Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, espresso, oil and vanilla; beat on medium for 2 minutes.

Mix  in boiling water (batter will be thin).

Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans to wire racks.

Cool completely.

Split cakes in half horizontally to make a 4 layer cake.

Beat Whipping cream,fold in berries.

 

Assemble cake

 

Spread berry mixture on top of 3 of the layers leaving the top layer for the chroolate frosting

 

Cocoa Frosting

 

1/2 cup Butter –room temp

2/3 cup cocoa powder

splash coffee or espresso

1/3 cup milk

21/2 cups confectionary sugar

 

Combine butter and cocoa, and coffee.

Alternate milk and  sugar in small increments until all blended and smooth.

 

Frost Cake !

 


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 !