Tuesday, January 11, 2011

RECIPE: Chocolate Coma Cake - Yacht Three Moons

Start the New Year right with this decadent, award-winning dessert from one of our favorite charter yachts, Three Moons! I love the way Shelley decorated this cake... Beautiful!


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 cup boiling Water


Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and add eggs, milk, oil, and almond extract.
Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
Stir in boiling water. Batter will be thin.
Pour into two 9-inch greased and floured baking pans.
Bake 30-35 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans onto a wire rack.
Cool completely.

Frosting for the outside of the cake:
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa
  • 3 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
For the frosting, melt butter and stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed. Add almond extract.

Frosting for the middle of the cake:
  • 3/4 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 cup Caramel Sauce
For the middle frosting, stir together both ingredients in a large heatproof bowl and warm slightly in the microwave until mixable.


For the competition, I wanted this dessert to make a big impression. More is More, right? So I made this recipe into 4 extra large 13" round layers. Between the layers, I added a mixture of crunchy peanut butter and caramel sauce. Then, using a star shaped cookie cutter, I cut out and baked pie crust "stars". These were cooled and brushed with 24 carat edible gold dust. I also purchased some pre-formed chocolate decorations that were a fancy lace design. The cake was gorgeous when surrounded by freshly cut and fanned strawberries.

Capt. Randy said the finished creation weighed about 20 pounds! There was enough chocolate to put the judges into a "Chocolate Coma"!

Charter Yacht Three Moons - Caribbean sailing vacations in the Virgin Islands

Three Moons is a 72-foot Irwin ketch with a crew of three. Three Moons is fully air conditioned and has four double cabins with ensuite heads/showers. There's also the possibility of swapping out one of the double cabins for the forward cabin with twin upper/lower bunks, if that is better suited for the make up of your group.

Three Moons: excellent food, fun, and hospitality... What's not to like???

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book THREE MOONS
View Three Moons' online brochure #1 and online brochure #2
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com