Monday, December 14, 2015

Triple Chocolate Poke Cake:

Another chocolate cake recipe.

I know.

But, can there really be too many?
And it's not like chocolate cakes are exclusive to Valentines Day or something, right?

I do like chocolate....a lot! But I also like other desserts and candy too. It's not like I won't eat something that doesn't have chocolate somewhere in it! So, I don't think I would necessarily be called a choco-holic.
However, sometimes I just need chocolate cake.
I don't know what it is, but I just get this craving, and it doesn't go away.

I make chocolate cake!

And this did not disappoint! Chocolate overload right here, and so good!!
Hope you try it out!

1 & 3/4 cups Flour
1 & 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 eggs
1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combined milk and lemon juice and let stand for 5 minutes. (mixture will thicken slightly).
Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and xanthan gum.
Add eggs, coffee, milk and lemon juice mixture, oil and vanilla.
Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Set aside to cool while you prepare the pudding.

Pudding Layer:
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
2 & 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter

Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt, in a medium saucepan. Gradually stir in milk, and whisk until well combined. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened, or mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in better. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
With the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake. Pour the pudding over, and use a spoon, if necessary, to spread evenly. Tap the pan gently on the table a few times, to allow the pudding to seep down into the holes.
Let cool for about 30 minutes, before frosting.

1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 & 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup chocolate chips

Combine milk, butter and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Boil for 45 seconds.
Remove from the heat and add chocolate chips. Stir continuously until smooth.
Immediately pour over the cake.
Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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