Friday, August 1, 2008

tunnel of love chocolate cake

It is 11:58. The Oldest Carrotstick has somehow convinced PB&J to take her to the bookstore to pick up a copy of a book that is being released August 2.

Nuts, huh?

And speaking of nuts, on this Good Food Friday, you gotta try this great cake, chock full of nuts. (How's that for a seque?) It's the nuttiness of this cake that makes the magic happen -- when you cut into it, it has a nice, gooey, molten fudge center.

Come on, say it with me, "Mmmmmmmmm."

It's not unlike what happens when a vampire bites into his victim/girlfriend, right? (Unless you're allergic to nuts and are going into anaphylactic shock, then you say "Arggghhhhhuuummmppphhh------" and motion frantically for epinephrine.)

So, on this twilight eve, if you are NOT allergic to nuts, enjoy:

Chocolate Cake the Vampire Way

1 3/4 c butter, softened
1 3/4 c granulated sugar
6 eggs
2 c powdered sugar
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c unsweetened cocoa
2 c chopped nuts (nuts are essential to this recipe)
3/4 c powdered sugar
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa
1 ½ to 2 Tblsp milk

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour bundt pan. In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add powdered sugar; blend well. By hand, stir in remaining cake ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake at 350 for 58-62 minutes (since this cake has a soft tunnel of fudge, ordinary doneness tests cannot be used. Accurate oven temperature and bake time are essential.) Cool upright in pan on wire rack 1 hour; invert onto serving plate. Cool completely.

In small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until well blended. Spoon over top of cake, allowing some to run down sides

You can even take some creative license and drizzle chocolate, or even better -- raspberry puree -- on the plate to give it a little more vampire realism. Bella told me she loves this cake. She wants to serve it at her wedding. You should try it. See if you agree.

cake picture originally downloaded by hfb

moon picture originally downloaded by *Muhammed*


The Duvall Family said...

Sounds doesn't get any better than eating chocolate cake while reading a vampire book. I just might have to try it.

Dani said...

So I finally am trying to read Twilight. But I just can't get into it. I'm not a vampire girls I guess...

Nanette said...

I'm on page 90. I heard it gets good at page 110.
that looks YUMMY!

kninsa said...

Very nice. Vampires. Cake. Great. So who won the Tuesday Treat contest already?

Amy said...

That looks so good. I might just have to make it while I finish reading the last book. You always have the best recipes. Thanks for sharing.