Chocolate Cake Category

American Heritage Chocolate Almond Coconut Cake

Kismet! I love it when it happens and things just fall together. That’s what’s what happened when I started planning a new recipe for Captain Jackson’s. I recently joined a diet team challenge at my workout studio, and as fate would have it, our team captain gave us a wonderful health cooking goody bag that […]

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Boston Cream Pie with American Heritage Chocolate Glaze

 Today I made a Massachusetts famous dessert, Boston cream pie with American Heritage Chocolate Glaze.   Did you know that on December 12, 1996 the Boston cream pie was proclaimed the official State Dessert of Massachusetts beating out other candidates including the toll house cookie and Indian pudding? Boston cream pie (really a cake – not […]

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Historic Chocolate Chunk Pancakes

Many people enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with breakfast each morning, but in colonial America, chocolate was also a popular breakfast drink that was enjoyed at local coffeehouses or at home before beginning the day. George Washington often drank a cup of chocolate alongside his favorite breakfast of cornmeal hoe cakes with butter […]

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Martha Washington’s Chocolate Cakes

Chocolate was a very popular beverage in the 1700s, so it is not surprising that it was also frequently served to guests at the time. Guests of Martha and George Washington took note of being served chocolate while visiting, which was sometimes accompanied by chocolate cakes to be dipped in the rich drink. These chocolate […]

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Chocolate “Cake”

When people of today first think of chocolate, they often think of delicious chocolate cake! However, a “cake” of chocolate in colonial Boston was very different from the chocolate cake we enjoy today. In colonial Boston, chocolate was available to the consumer in the form of a hard cake, which was a ball of solid chocolate weighing two to […]

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