Thursday, September 9, 2010

Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake

I love food magazines. I've tried to curb how many I buy and stick to getting my foodie fix through websites like food gawker but try as I might I can't fully resist the glossy pages of what my husband calls my food porn. I have gotten more selective the last couple of years, but I still have literally dozens of pages of recipes that I have clipped from various magazines stuffed in a box alongside my recipe books. I go through them every season looking for something new to make. This past Sunday I finally got around to trying the 'Category Winner - Desserts' from a Cooking Light Recipe contest that I think is circa 2006. It's called One-Bowl Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake. It's fabulous. Truly. I can't believe I didn't get a picture...I must have been too distracted licking my plate.

Those of you acquainted with McCain Deep and Delicious Chocolate Cake - OBCMC Cake is kind of like that. But better. The cake part is moist and studded with chunks of chocolate. The icing is whipped, melt in your mouth deliciousness with just a hint of mocha flavour. I must admit that I originally wanted to try this cake because it calls for one jar of Marshmallow Fluff, and I have always wanted to buy said product. A win-win all around. No one was disappointed in this cake, which I served at our 'back to school' Sunday dinner. The main course was good too - (Steak Frites with Shallot pan reduction) but really, we only had eyes for dessert.

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