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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dark Chocolate Christmas Cake: Ribbon Candy Tree--PINK SATURDAY

I baked a dark chocolate cake 'from scratch' (eggless) with Scharffenberger cocoa.  I just frosted it with a cream cheese frosting.  I used old fashioned ribbon candy to form a tree.  
Mom's Chocolate Cupcakes
I got this off the internet not too long ago.  When I made cupcakes, they didn't come out of the papers too well (guess you can spray) but I double it like below and make a cake.  Also good for two round cakes
3 C. flour
2 C. sugar
2 tsp baking soda
Salt (I skip it)
2/3 C. Scharffenberger Cocoa
1 C. oil
2 C. water
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tab. vinegar
There were no mixing directions other than mix it all together which I do in order listed.  Stir & blend well. Oil pan.  I used 10 x 13 pan in the photo.  I baked about 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
**Last year, I made this into a layered Christmas Tree cake (just use tree pans).  The biggest challenge on this cake was finding the old fashioned ribbon candy here in Southern California.  Many people do not even know what it is.  Finally I found it made by Russell Stover at a Rite Aid in Long Beach on Spring Street.  Also, Fresh & Easy was selling the German cocoa or upscale markets also sell it.
**Have fun with this.  It tastes delicious.  Let me know if you have questions.
Adjectives:  Easy skill level, 'from scratch', great tasting, cute too  

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10 comments:

Tiffanee said...

This is darling!! You make it look simple. Following you back! Thanks for the visit!!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

That is really cute!

Annie said...

This cake looks amazing, I love the tree decoration.
Ann x

Donnie said...

Your cake is lovely. Thanks for the recipe. Happy Pink Saturday.

Pat said...

Beautiful pinks! Happy Pink Saturday.

Lui said...

Hmmm, sounds yummy!

xinex said...

Love how the ribbon tree looks like, so pretty!...Christine

Simply Debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY,
THANK YOU FOR THE YUMMY CAKE RECIPE.
RIBBON CANDY WAS ALWAYS IN OUR STOCKINGS AT CHRISTMAS TIME.
MY DADDY'S FAMILY WAS VERY POOR WHEN HE WAS A BOY. A LITTLE RIBBON CANDY AND MAYBE AN ORANGE IF THEY WERE REALLY BLESSED IS ALL THEY RECEIVED FOR CHRISTMAS.
I JOINED YOUR BLOG.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Diann said...

What a cute ribbon tree! It looks so festive!

Tiffany said...

That is so pretty! Thanks for popping in at littlegirltiffanyblue!