Frosted Cake and other Holiday Treats

Chocolate Frosted Cake

We celebrate a lot of holidays, including Christmas and Hanukkah. And if you like to bake, the holidays are an invitation to go to town making baked goods. I’m not baking oodles of cookies as I’ve done in the past, but I do have an addiction need for sweet stuff. For the first night of Hanukkah, I made a simple chocolate frosted cake. Here is a quick list of holiday treats from this past year, and some even make great gifts (like the biscotti).

Biscotti, melon, and creamChocolate BiscottiCinnamon Cookie
CheesecakeDonuts topped wtih chocolateValencia Orange CakeMacaroons dipped in chocolate
Peanut truffles with chocolateUpside down apple cakeRefrigerator CakeRugelach

I have a standard yellow cake recipe that you can find here and here. Depending on how tall I want the cake to be I will either make one cake in an 8 inch pan and then slice it through the center with a long, sharp knife, or make two 9 inch cakes (in which case I double the recipe).

The chocolate frosting recipe is a new one – a slight variation is the use of coconut oil instead of yogurt.

Tip If you don’t or can’t eat chocolate (chocolate is not SCD legal, sorry!), here is a post with some other frosting flavors.

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Posted in Desserts, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Vegetarian, Wheat-free  |  3 Comments

3 Responses to Frosted Cake and other Holiday Treats

  1. Amy says:

    Hi,
    I love your blog, thanks for all the great info and lovely recipes. Any suggestions for me regarding the cake sagging in the middle?
    Thanks so much!
    Amy

  2. Erica says:

    Hi Amy – the yellow cake is sagging? I have that sometimes. I think it’s just not evenly cooked – more on the outside than the inside. Try lowering the temperature and cooking for a bit longer to get a more even bake.

  3. Erica says:

    Update to the cake sagging: I’ve found that it doesn’t sag much or at all when I bake it in a 9 inch pan vs. a smaller size pan or spring form pan (such as 7 inches or smaller). Also, make sure it completely browns on top.

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