Ditch the Mug & Make This Hot Cocoa Cake Instead


When I was a kid, I loved nothing more than a mug of hot cocoa on a cold day. After stomping the snow off my boots and shedding my puffy, woolen layers, I’d head to the kitchen to whip up a cocoa creation.

After countless cups of just-add-water mixes, I couldn’t help but get creative. I learned adding a little less water than directed made the drink thicker, more chocolatey. A splash of heavy cream gave the cocoa a richer, delightful consistency. I occasionally stirred in some of my parent’s French-vanilla flavored coffee creamer (shh!) or, I’d replace the hot water for some warm coffee for a DIY mocha.

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