Kwanzaa Cake

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • 8 servings

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the US, that honors the African heritage in African-American culture. We’ve decided to honor it by presenting to you this delicious cake. The filling consists of apricot jam, and on the outside, the cake is glazed with chocolate pudding. Don’t forget the popcorn, corn nuts, and pumpkin seeds that add the right amount of crunch!

Ingredients Needed for Kwanzaa Cake

2 cups of milk
½ cup sugar
3 ounces of instant vanilla pudding
1 store-bought cake
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces of apricot jam
1 ounce popped popcorn
1 teaspoon corn nuts
1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds
4 strawberries, for decorating
8 raspberries, for decorating
10 blueberries, for decorating

How to Cook Kwanzaa Cake

  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Keep 2 tablespoons for mixing with the dry pudding.
    Add the sugar to the saucepan and whisk it.
  2. Mix the vanilla pudding with the remaining milk in a separate bowl until the ingredients combine.
    Mix everything and pour it over the heated milk. Whisk, and continue cooking the pudding according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Slice off the top of the food cake, around 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. Scoop its inside, and slice the remaining food cake horizontally into halves.
  4. Mix the vanilla pudding with cinnamon, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.
  5. Glue the food cake halves with the pudding, and spread the remaining on the sides and top of it.
    Pour the apricot jam inside the food cake.
  6. Decorate it with popcorn and corn nuts on the sides, and pumpkin seeds on top. Decorate with fresh fruit.

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