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Like silk - Chocolate Cake

So, yesterday I made this fabulous cake - haha ;)  So I thought I should share the recipe and some pictures!

Here is the batter.   It was really runny; like "Oh my gosh, how is this even going to bake!?" Runny.



  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1-ounce squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted (I used 1 oz of Chocolate chips)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 cup Sour Cream (Or plain yogurt)


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8-inch round baking pans (Or 9x13) set aside. In a large mixer bowl add the vegetable oil, egg and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed until well mixed (1 minute). Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar; continue beating until well mixed (1 minute). Add the melted chocolate, 1 cup of the flour, 2/3 cup of the cocoa powder, the baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until mixed. Add 1/2 cup of the water; beat at low speed until mixed. Add the remaining 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup water; beat at low speed until mixed, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in 1 cup of the sour cream until mixed. Pour the batter evenly into the pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake pans from the oven and cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans; cool completely. 
The baked product was GORGEOUS!  It didn't even have the usual cracks at the top like cakes do, the top felt like... so smooth.  As you can see, I sprinkled chocolate chips on top... little did I know that I was going to lightly frost it... 

So, here we are, not wanting to make frosting.  I tried to make a ganache, but it was more like the consistency of frosting...
1\2 - 3\4 cup of chocolate 
1 TBS. butter
1 1\2 tsp. vanilla 
Melt butter and chocolate, stir in vanilla when done.  
This made just enough to lightly frost the cake.  And then conveniently,  we had some chocolate syrup, which I put on the cake as well... Heres the finished cake!!!

Ta Da!!  :)


Chocolate chip cookie dough balls

Most of us enjoy the delicious taste of chocolate chip cookie dough.  However, the delicious batter contains eggs... how do you make this into something edible and amazing with out baking a whole batch of cookies?
I'll tell you... 'Chocolate chip cookie dough balls - dipped in melted chocolate'.
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of these.  But this is so simple.
Just make a normal recipe of chocolate chip cookie dough, but don't put all the flour in, or it will be too crumbly.  If needed, add some milk.  Roll the dough into balls. Melt some more chocolate for dipping and dip each ball half way.  Place on wax paper and put in fridge for a while.  All done!  Delicious and easy.  Also, it takes less time than baking them ;)