Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Portable Chocolate Snack Cake
First of all I want to thank each and every one of you who responded to my last post. I am so grateful for the feedback. So many of you emailed me and messages me through Facebook to share your experiences, given me guidance and held my hand through what will be the next transition for me. All your words of wisdom have helped me come to a decision. I think I will be monetizing the blog. I don't know who I'm going to go with yet, but over the next few weeks I'll be working on a decision. So thank you all again. You guys always pull through for me!
Anyhow......life in general has been so busy.
I've got a son who is turning 18 and graduating from high school. He actually graduates on his 18th birthday. I told him he won't forget the day he graduates that's for sure.
John and I have been feverishly working in the yard trying to get everything looking great for the party we'll have for Jesse. We decided to roast a pig so this should be a grand adventure. I'll make sure to take lots of pics. If any of you have roasted a pig before, I'd love to hear from you! I've added a new "email me" button off to the right ---> I'll take any tips and tricks on pig roasting.
With that being said....on to cake.
I made 3 desserts for Mother's Day. Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars, Mini Cannoli Bites and this Chocolate Cake. Why three desserts? Well cause I know one of my Mom's favorite desserts is Cannoli, so I made the bites for her. I have a lot of coconut lover's in the family so I made the bars and them and the chocolate cake was for my youngest because he's so picky I knew he wouldn't eat the bars or the Cannoli Bites, but I knew he'd eat chocolate cake. This chocolate cake in particular.
Like the title says...it's portable. It's a great cake to make for a picnic, or to pack in lunches. It's a sturdy little devil and it's loaded with chocolate flavor. I've been making this cake for years. I blogged about it back in 2009 and I thought it needed re-visiting.
I cover the top with big chocolate chips (Ghirardelli). No measuring, I just pile them on until the whole cake is covered.
For those of you following my sugar war.....I had one Cannoli Bite on Mother's Day. That was all. Pretty impressive when I'm surrounded by dessert right?
Portable Chocolate Snack Cake
recipe from Lisa @The Cutting Edge of Ordinary
2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chocolate chips (I don't measure)
In the microwave melt the unsweetened chocolate, let cool for 10 minutes. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, whisk together, set aside. In a mixing bowl beat the egg and sugar. Beat in the water and oil. Stir in the melted chocolate and gradually add in the dry ingredients. Mix until blended.
Pour into greased 8 inch square baking pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips. I just cover the whole top with chips. Bake at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes on until center comes out clean with a toothpick. Cool on wire rack.
This recipe can be doubled and usually is in my house!