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Chanukah Gelt Double Fudge Chocolate Layer Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------CAKE------------------------------------
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1 1/4 c Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 ts Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 c Cocoa; measured then sifted
  • 1 1/2 c Warm; flat cola soda


1/2 c Chocolate chips; melted and
2 tb Shortening
3/4 c Unsalted butter or unsalted
1 ts Vanilla
3/4 c Cocoa; measured then sifted
3 c Confectioners' sugar;
-measured then sifted, up to
1/2 c Water; cola or half-and-half

Gold chocolate coins; (20 to
Color jimmies or cake
Miniature decorative plastic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 9-inch layer pans and line
with parchment paper circles.

In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar and oil. Add eggs and mix until well
blended and mixture is thick and lightened in texture. In a separate bowl,
stir together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cocoa.
Fold dry ingredients into wet - and mix - drizzling in cola as mixture
blends. If using an electric mixer, use slow speed and mix about 3 minutes,
scraping sides and bottom once to incorporate all ingredients evenly. This
is a thin batter.

Bake, on middle oven rack, 35-40 minutes, until cakes spring back when
lightly touched.

ICING: Cream melted chocolate, shortening, butter and vanilla with cocoa
and l cup of the confectioner's sugar. Add remaining confectioner's sugar
and whip on high speed, adding in a bit of water, cola or half-and-half to
get a light, fluffy consistency. If not using right away, re-whip before
using. Add additional warm water to get correct consistency (a tablespoon
at a time).

DECORATING: Place one layer on a cardboard circle. Ice this with about 1/2
inch of frosting. Place top layer and ice cake - sides first. Coat sides
with colored sprinkles. Garnish bottom edge with coins. Garnish top with
coins - placing them either flat on top of cake or standing up (You may cut
some of the coins in half to garnish border of top layer). Place a couple
of miniature dreidels in centre if desired or Chanukah candles (can be lit
when menorah is lit).

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