Cocoa Fruitcake

Today we made Cocoa Fruitcake!

1/2C cocoa, 1C boiling water, 14 oz sweetened, condensed milk, 2 scant C flour, 3t baking powder, 1/4C coarsely chopped dried apricots, 1/4C coarsely chopped prunes, 1/3C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Add boiling water to cocoa. Stir until dissolved. Cool 5 minutes.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Stir in sweetened, condensed milk. Stir with cocoa mixture.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Fold in fruit and chocolate chips.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Turn into greased loaf pan.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Cocoa Fruitcake

Bake 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Cocoa Fruitcake

Chocolate Nut Cake

Today we made Chocolate Nut Cake!

1/4C butter, 1C sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C milk, 6 oz (1C) chocolate chips, 1/6C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped roasted almonds with sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Add eggs.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Melt 1/2C chocolate chips. Cool.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Add to wet ingredients.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to wet, beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Stir in nuts and 1/2C chocolate chips.

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Choc Nut Cake

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Choc Nut Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center emerges clean. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired.

Choc Nut Cake

Banana Chocolate Sauce Cake

Today we made Banana Chocolate Sauce Cake!

2T butter, 1C chocolate chips, 3 small bananas, 1T almond extract, 2/1 2C flour, 3/4C brown sugar, 2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4C brown sugar, 2 1/2C boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter and 1C chocolate chips.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Mix in mashed bananas.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Add extract.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients, except for brown sugar. Mix in 3/4C brown sugar.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Add butter/chips mixture.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Press into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan. In bowl, sift cocoa. Mix with 1/4C brown sugar. Stir in 1C chocolate chips.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Pour boiling water over this. Stir until cocoa is dissolved.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Pour on top of batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm.

Ban Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Cake

Today we made Raspberry Chocolate Sauce Cake!

2T butter, 1C chocolate chips, 1C raspberry preserves, 1T almond extract, 2/1 2C flour, 1/2C brown sugar, 2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4C brown sugar, 2 1/2C boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter and 1C chocolate chips.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Mix in preserves.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Add extract.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift together dry ingredients, except for brown sugar. Mix in 1/2C brown sugar. Add to butter mixture. Press into greased 9″ X 13″ rectangular pan.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

In bowl, sift cocoa. Mix with 1/4C brown sugar. Stir in 1C chocolate chips. Pour boiling water over this. Stir until cocoa is dissolved. Pour on top of batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Serve warm. Just to overdo it, serve with chocolate syrup.

Raspberry Choc Sauce Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Today we made Chocolate Marshmallow Cake!

10T butter, 10T white sugar, 3 eggs, 1C powdered sugar, 1 1/8C flour, 1/3C cocoa, 6 oz marshmallows

Preheat oven to 325F. Cream buttter and white sugar.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Add eggs.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Turn half of batter into greased 9″ round cake pan.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Place marshmallows on top.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Spread remaining batter evenly on top of marshmallows.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until cake starts to pull away from sides of pan. Cool before cutting.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Today we made Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake!

1/2C butter, 1/4C cocoa, 1/4C sugar, 1/4C honey, 1/3C skim milk, 1 egg, 12 oz chocolate chips, 1C flour, 1/2t baking powder, 1/4t baking soda

Preheat oven to 325F. Cream buttter and sugar.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Add egg.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add wet.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Stir in milk.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Stir in honey. Blend well.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Fold in chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Turn into 13″X9″ greased cake pan (for a higher cake, use an 8″X8″ pan and extend baking time by 5-7 minutes).

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Spread evenly.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake comes away from sides of pan and toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out very nearly clean.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Honey Cake

Brownie Wafers

Today we made Brownie Wafers!

Please note: Since this recipe is flourless and given the ingredients, it will be crunchy.

This recipe is from Amanda Lotas, https://www.facebook.com/MostLocalYouCanEat

2 eggs, 1C cane sugar, pinch salt, 1/2C cocoa, 2T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350F.

Brownie Wafers

Mix all ingredients.

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Spread on greased jelly roll pan. The batter does not have to fill it up entirely, as it will spread out while baking. Or spoon into a candy mold or spoon into lined cupcake tins– to be used as the base for mini-cheesecakes or other items.

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Brownie Wafers

Bake 12 minutes or until edges move slightly away from pan surface.

Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Break into pieces.

Brownie Wafers

Cocoa Cinnamon Rolls

Today I made Cocoa Cinnamon Rolls!

1C milk, 4T butter, 1/2C sugar, 1t salt, 1 envelope dry yeast, 1/4C water, 5-6C flour, 2 eggs, 8 oz strawberry cream cheese or plain cream cheese, Filling: 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4C sugar, 1T cinnamon

Place yeast in bowl. Pour warm (105 degrees F – 115 degrees F) water over yeast. Stir to dissolve. Wait a couple of minutes. Mixture should look murky.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Stir in a few tablespoons of flour.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Add 1/2C sugar.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Stir in milk, 2C flour and salt.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Work in eggs, then butter and cream cheese.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Add enough flour to form dough into an elastic ball that is still slightly sticky.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Place in a greased bowl. Turn ball over once. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove from fridge. Let stand 10 minutes to soften.

Punch down dough. Knead a few times on lightly floured board. Roll out into a flat, rectanglar shape, 1/4″ thick. Cut or stretch into rectangles approximately 2″ X 3″ (rolls will expand while baking). Mix filling ingredients.

Spread about 2T filling on top of dough rectangle.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Roll up. Pinch ends. Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Remove plastic wrap. Bake on greased cookie sheets 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cocoa Cin Rolls

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Today I made Chocolatey Mocha Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze!

2C chocolate chips, 1/2C butter, 1/3C cocoa, 3 eggs, 3/4C sugar, 2/3C brown sugar, 1 1/2C flour, 1C brewed coffee, 1/2t baking powder

Glaze: 1/3C brown sugar, 2T peanut butter, 1/3C cocoa, 6T skim milk

Preheat oven to 350F.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. Set aside. Melt 1 CUP chocolate chips with butter, coffee and brown sugar.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Stir until smooth. Stir in white sugar.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Cool 20 minutes. Beat in eggs.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Stir in remaining chocolate chips.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Turn into greased 10″ round pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool Completely.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Mix glaze ingredients.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Spread on top of cake.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Chill 10 minutes or until set.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake

Eat.

Chocolatey Mocha Cake