Happy St. Paddy’s

Aromatic Cocoa Cake

Aromatic Cocoa Cake

Cake

  • 3 ¼ cups sifted cake flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

Icing:

  • ¼ Cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 10-inch Bundt pan. Dust with flour; tap out excess. Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt ginger, and nutmeg. Beat together sugar and butter at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately beat flour mixture and milk into butter mixture. Spoon batter into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake cake until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack to cool completely. To prepare icing, mix together confectioners’ sugar, milk, vanilla, and food coloring. Drizzle icing over top and down sides of cake. Let cake stand until icing is set. 20 minutes

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Dips For St. Paddy’s Day

Dips For St. Paddy's Day

KYRA’S SPINACH DIP

  • 1 Box Frozen chopped Spinach (10 ozs)
  • 1 container sour cream (16 ozs)
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 Package Knorr vegetable recipe mix
  • 3 green onions chopped

Combine all ingredients and chill about 4 hrs or make the night before

BACON AND SOUR CREAM DIP

  • 1 8-oz pkg. Cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. Chives, chopped
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • Dash of garlic salt
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 6 strips cooked bacon

Soften cheese at room temperature. Blend cheese, chives, sour cream, horseradish, garlic salt and cayenne together. Mix with 4 strips crumbled bacon. Top with remaining bacon. Yield: 3 cups

BACON-HORSERADISH DIP

  • 2 tbsp. (about) milk
  • 1 3-oz. Pkg. Cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 strips bacon, fried and finely minced
  • 1 tbsp. horseradish

Whip enough milk into cheese to make soft mixture. Add bacon; mix well. Add horseradish to taste. Store in refrigerator. Serve with potato chips or corn chips. Yield; 1 cup

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

www.thasc.com