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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

I'm pleased with the way my experimental Deaton's Chocolate Chip Cake turned out. As I mentioned in my blurb I used the new Trader Joe's Chocolate (real chocolate) Instant Pudding and used my left over espresso mixture from the tiramisu (strong espresso, chocolate liqueur, Kahlua). I sampled the batter to see if the espresso is too strong. I can definitely taste the coffee but it isn't bitter or overpowering (Grant, take note--might want to try this!). I used my coffeecake pan so it is easier to cut. When I took it out of the pan I heated some chocolate marshmallow frosting until liquid and drizzled it over the warm cake and let them both cool overnight. I'm taking it to a friend at work who just purchased a new home. Hope it makes her happy.


18 Comments
RAGrise
I don't know anyone who would be displeased! Looks amazing. how did you do the chocolate marshmallow frosting?
Richie & Ashley   Thursday, October 1, 2009
lgrant
It was a tiny bit left over from a few cakes back. I've been using it off and on to use it up and freezing it between uses. I nuked it until it was pourable and then drizzled. The marshmallow part isn't obvious--more texture than flavor. Like fudge that you make with marshmallows or marshmallow creme--just fudgy. Finally used it up. No more leftover frozen frosting that I know of. :) It's a good frosting--like soft fudge. It would be good on any cake.
LGrant   Thursday, October 1, 2009
RAGrise
recipe? Richie will die when I make this into a little cake!
Richie & Ashley   Thursday, October 1, 2009
lgrant
The recipe is around on Humzoo. I'll find it for you later. Warning it puffs up so don't fill the pans more than 1/2 full. They almost always go over the top because this cake rises so much. I always forget and fill them 2/3 or so and they go up and spread out and ruin the pretty structure. Still taste good but they aren't as pretty. And they make a lot so expect to use the pan over and over unless you do a variety of sizes and quantities.
LGrant   Thursday, October 1, 2009
RAGrise
I'll be a LGrant stalker and see if I can find the recipe myself. HA! And, you know me about the sizes. . . variety variety variety!! I like to "spread the love". LOL
Richie & Ashley   Thursday, October 1, 2009
lgrant
http://www.humzoo.com/tanya/blog/26/

There you go. I know I have it around too but I found it on Tanya's site. I did the changes I mentioned but otherwise it is as written.
LGrant   Thursday, October 1, 2009
lgrant
I just wanted to warn you this one really rises so you don't lose your designs and shapes.
LGrant   Thursday, October 1, 2009
RAGrise
I'll pay attention to how much I put in each cup. I'll make notes on the amount of batter for each size.
Richie & Ashley   Thursday, October 1, 2009
RAGrise
I got the cake recipe...i meant the marshmallow topping.
Richie & Ashley   Thursday, October 1, 2009
lgrant
Chocolate-Marshmallow Frosting


This recipe goes with Heavenly Candy Bar Cupcakes, Heavenly Candy Bar Cake


3 cups miniature marshmallows (6 oz)
3/4 cup butter or margarine, cut up (6 oz or 1 1/2 sticks)
3/4 cup evaporated milk (6 oz)
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
6 cups powdered sugar (24 oz)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Melt first 4 ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth.
Transfer chocolate mixture to a large bowl. Place the bowl into a larger bowl filled with ice and water. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed with an electric mixer. Increase speed to medium-high, and beat 5 minutes or until frosting is cool, thick, and spreadable. Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla.
LGrant   Thursday, October 1, 2009
Ames
This looks SOOO good! I'm definitely going to try this version next time I make a cake. (We still have leftover lemon cake and some brownies in the fridge) Yum!
Ames   Thursday, October 1, 2009
lgrant
Ames, I really love this coffeecake pan and they aren't very expensive. I think I found mine in WalMart for $12 or something--maybe less. I love how it bakes the same size as a Bundt cake but more even and easy to cut. And the top turned out prettier than I imagined. I thought the flatter cake my not be but it is pretty. And that chocolate marshmallow frosting is good stuff. It would work with any cake that you'd want a good fudgy frosting to use. The marshmallows are subtle--as in homemade fudge. Just gives it a good structure for frosting a cake. And I had leftover and put it in the freezer for another time. You could do that with your lemon cake and brownies if you feel you want to change desserts for a while and come back to those later. Freezing helps stretch them and you don't feel obliged to eat it all before it gets old.
LGrant   Thursday, October 1, 2009
Ames
I think I'll definitely take your advice about the freezing, I've just realized I'll also have remnants of a trifle to bring home from work tomorrow. I'm trying to get everyone to eat more of it so I don't have to eat it all myself.
Ames   Thursday, October 1, 2009
lgrant
Wow--I've never had trifle to bring home. You must not have a lot of eaters. Leigh even tried to horde the tiramisu and take it home and the hordes overran her and ate it. LOL You need more obsessive eaters like Portland. :)

Paul, who got the apple cake, loved that he got to take half of it home until he got home and his kids and adopted adult son consumed it in 5 minutes.

I do have to rotate my groups or expect abuse about bringing in too much for them to eat. :) I'd freeze the cake and brownies and finish the trifle and have those for another day when you need a treat but don't want to (or don't have time to) bake.
LGrant   Thursday, October 1, 2009
theswanns
Pass me some MILK!
The Swann Family   Saturday, October 3, 2009
RAGrise
Not sure how I missed this but THANK YOU!!!!

I found an article on making Roux...will need to do that for the soups I'm planning for Halloween. As it turns out I will need to break down and buy a scale. :)

Oh, and a request. . . would you mind pinning this "Bake It So" album to the top of your phots? LOL It took me forever to find it from your archives. LOL I'm thick I know. :)
Richie & Ashley   Thursday, October 15, 2009
lgrant
I have it pinned. I know because I'm always using it. I think the pin only works for me--not the rest of the folks. :)
LGrant   Friday, October 16, 2009
RAGrise
Oh man. :( Are Denny and Dave watching this?
Richie & Ashley   Friday, October 16, 2009
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