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This is a Dorn family tradition! Each year the kids try to outdo each other decorating the cake.
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- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 cups oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup cocoa, measured then sifted
- 1 1/2 cups warm flat cola drink
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted and cooled
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter or 3/4 cup unsalted margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup cocoa, measured then sifted
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar, measured then sifted, up to 4
- 1/2 cup water or 1/2 cup cola or 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 20 -30 gold chocolate coins
- colored sprinkles or candy sprinkles
- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 2Lightly grease (2) 9-inch layer pans and line with parchment paper circles.
- 3In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar and oil.
- 4Add eggs and mix until well blended and mixture is thick and lightened in texture.
- 5In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cocoa.
- 6Fold dry ingredients into wet- and mix- drizzling in cola as mixture blends.
- 7If using an electric mixer, use slow speed and mix about 3 minutes, scraping sides and bottom once to incorporate all ingredients evenly.
- 8This is a thin batter.
- 9Bake, on middle oven rack, 35-40 minutes, until cakes spring back when lightly touched.
- 10ICING: Cream melted chocolate, shortening, butter and vanilla with cocoa and 1 cup of the confectioner's sugar.
- 11Add 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.
- 12If not using right away, re-whip before using.
- 13Add additional warm water to get correct consistency (a tablespoon at a time).
- 14DECORATING: Place one layer on a cardboard circle.
- 15Ice this with about 1/2- inch of frosting.
- 16Place top layer and ice cake- sides first.
- 17Coat sides with colored sprinkles.
- 18Garnish bottom edge with coins.
- 19Garnish 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).
- 20Place a couple of miniature dreidels in centre if desired or Chanukah candles (can be lit when menorah is lit).
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Nutritional Facts for Hanukkah Gelt Double Fudge Chocolate Layer Cake
Serving Size: 1 (151 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 581.3
- Calories from Fat 277
- Total Fat 30.8 g
- Saturated Fat 9.6 g
- Cholesterol 62.5 mg
- Sodium 241.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 73.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
- Sugars 52.1 g
- Protein 5.2 g
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gold chocolate coins