Sunday, September 20, 2009

CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE & MORE CHOCOLATE!!




My family really enjoys anything chocolatey. These recipes are not exactly healthy considering that they have chocolate and chocolate chips in them, but they are so YUMMY & GOOD!

This is a cake that you & your family will go crazy over.
Lisa from "The Cutting Edge of Ordinary" found this recipe at Slice of Sueshe and adapted it a bit by filling the middle with chocolate/caramel chips.Be sure to check out her blog for more scrumptious recipes like this one...Just click on her blog's name to go there!

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CAKE

1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 stick butter, room temp
½ cup & 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ cup & 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Filling
1 cup chocolate/caramel chips
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans, set aside.

In a medium bowl sift or whisk the flour and baking soda, set aside.

Cream together the butter and the sugar, until it turns pale yellow in color (about 2 minutes). Add in the sugars, salt and vanilla. Cream until smooth. Add the egg and beat on low until incorporated. Stir in the chip or chunks.

Divide the dough between the two cake pans. To get even dough amounts I weighed the dough then split it in half. Pat the batter into the pans. I let my batter come it just about a ½ inch from the edge. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes.

Allow to cool completely.

Filling: Pour the chips and shortening into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals just until the chips are starting to melt. Spread chocolate mixture onto cooled cake bottom and top with second cookie.
microwave about a half cup of the chips and put them into a plastic zip lock bag with the tip snipped off so you could drizzle the chocolate over the top cookie!

I was going through some old cookbooks & found this recipe in the "Pillsbury Best Muffins and Quick Breads" It is beautiful, chocolatey, and moist.

BUTTERMILK CHOCOLATE BREAD

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease only the bottom of a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the buttermilk. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the buttermilk mixture until moistened. Mix in 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 55 to 65 minutes in the preheated oven, until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely..
You can serve this with some;

HONEY CHOCOLATE BUTTER

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup


There's nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie...unless it is a Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie!

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE PIE

Recipe from Nestle Classic Recipes, 2003
1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell*
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans
Serve with ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high until foamy.
Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter.
Stir in morsels and nuts and spoon into pie shell.
Bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm.













2 comments:

nonnaluna said...

I found your lovely blog when I was doing a search for aprons.
I really enjoyed going through your pages of recipes, etc.
Oh, yah! I found the aprons and they are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Looks beautiful! All of it! Thanks for linking back!