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Cocoa Kwanzaa Cake Recipe

Cocoa Kwanzaa Cake
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  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 0 -
Calories from Fat 0 -
Total Fat 0g 0% DV
Saturated Fat 0g 0% DV
Trans Fat 0g -
Cholesterol 0mg 0% DV
Sodium 0mg 0% DV
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0% DV
Dietary Fiber 0g 0% DV
Sugars 0g -
Protein 0g -
Vitamin A - 0% DV
Vitamin C - 0% DV
Calcium - 0% DV
Iron - 0% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes or pecan or walnut halves (optional)
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.

2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl 3 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating well just until blended. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or glaze with VANILLA GLAZE or BUTTER RUM GLAZE. Garnish with pecans or walnut halves, if desired.

VANILLA GLAZE: Melt 1/3 cup butter or margarine in small saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups powdered sugar and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating with whisk until glaze is of desired consistency. Spoon onto cake allowing some to drizzle down sides.

BUTTER RUM GLAZE: Omit vanilla; substitute 2 tablespoons light rum or 1 teaspoon rum flavoring. Stir in hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is of desired consistency.

* Use 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1-1/2 cups.

NOTE: Two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans may be substituted for tube pan. Bake at 350°F. 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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