Thursday, January 27, 2011

National Chocolate Cake Day ~ Part Deaux

I had to share my love National Chocolate Cake Day with my family too -- and a mug of cake will only go so far.  So I whipped up one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes:  CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE!!!  Sooooo gooooood!  This is where you layer the ingredients in such a way that it creates a saucy pudding bottom layer and a yummy cake layer on top.  This is most delicious warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!
adapted from

1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 pkt Starbucks Via (instant coffee)
1/3 c. white sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. cocoa powder

3/4 c. flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 large egg
4 Tbs. butter, melted (slightly cooled)
1/3 c. white sugar
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease/Spray an 8" square (or round) cake pan.

Mix instant coffee into boiling water and set aside.  In separate bowl, mix together 1/3 c. white sugar, brown sugar and cocoa powder; set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, 1/4 c. cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
Separately, whisk together egg, melted butter, sugar, milk and vanilla.  Slowly add in flour mixture.  Spread into prepared pan.  Sprinkle sugar mixture on top.  Very carefully, pour coffee mixture over sugars. 

Bake 25 minutes, until edges are pulling apart from edges of pan and top looks mostly dry.
Remove from oven, let sit on wire rack.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.  Leftovers (hahaha) can be stored in the refrigerator.


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