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Monday, March 19, 2012

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS #73 (CHOCOLATE... CHOCOLATE... and MORE CHOCOLATE) and Chocolate Wasted Cake

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky Party #73
(Chocolate... Chocolate... and more Chocolate)
Chocolate Wasted Cake

Yep, I made it! And it was TO-DIE-FOR! Delicious in every way!

After our Chocolate Cake Challenge in February, I new that there were a handful of new chocolate cakes that I must add to my list and this was one of them, the Chocolate Wasted Cake. I was having a Baby Shower for my sister-in-law and she was begging for my Whopper Cake, the shower was ALL PINK and I was already making some delicious cupcakes, so I decided to make her this Chocolate Wasted Cake (but with my Whopper Cake recipe that we love) and instead of serving it at the shower I wrapped it up with a big pink bow so she could take it home and enjoy it all to herself.
One of the questions we asked her was "What do you crave the most while being pregnant" and her answer "CHOCOLATE", so what better way to indulge then with a Chocolate Wasted Cake.
Chocolate Wasted Cake
idea found at Somewhere in the Middle; original idea from Art of Dessert
Here is the Whopper Cake
cake recipe from Kevin and Amanda Blog

1 box Devil Food Cake Mix
1 pkg instant chocolate pudding mix (larger box)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. In a very large bowl, mix together everything except chocolate chips. Batter will be thick. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into cake pan of choice (normally 2 round cake pans, so you can frost the middle). For cooking time use the back of the box directions and maybe add about 10 minutes. Use the toothpick method.

Chocolate Almond Buttercream Frosting
frosting found at Savory Sweet Life

1 cup unsalted butter (softened, not melted)
3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp almond extract
4 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Cream butter for a few minutes in a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Sift 3 cups of powdered sugar and cocoa into a mixing bowl. Turn your mixer on the lowest speed, add in the sift ingredients until it is absorbed by the butter. Increase mixer speed to medium and add almond extract, salt, and heavy cream; beat for 3 minutes.

To decorate the Chocolate Wasted Cake: You will need several pieces of your favorite candy bars, a bag of milk chocolate chips and some melting chocolate.

We used Snickers, Whoppers, Kit Kats, Milky Way and more. Cut them all into bite size pieces. Immediately after you frost the cake and have it stacked, you can grab a handful of chocolate chips and literally smash them into the sides of the cake and work your way around the entire cake. This takes time and lots of them fall off, just pick up and do again and again until all the sides are covered.

Then start to place all of the bite size pieces of chocolate candy onto the top of the cake covering it completely as much or as little as you wish, remember you want to get "CHOCOLATE WASTED" while eating this cake. After all chocolate pieces are placed then the last step is to melt the chocolate in a microwave bowl, and start to drizzle this melted chocolate all over the top of the cake. You can use a spoon around the sides, to help get the drizzle effect all the way around.
 
EAT & ENJOY getting CHOCOLATE WASTED!

This week's theme is: CHOCOLATE... CHOCOLATE... AND MORE CHOCOLATE
Please only link recipes with our theme!

If you are a regular to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky party, then link-up we're excited to see what you made this week. If you are new, please just follow our simple rules, so that everyone can enjoy the linky party! If you forget to follow the theme, your post will be deleted. Please don't feel hurt, just come back and link up a recipe that follows the theme. Thanks a million, we look forward to blogging with you!


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March 26 - Freezer Meals (fix and freeze for later)
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April 9 - Show Us Your ULTIMATE SANDWICH

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This week's theme is: CHOCOLATE... CHOCOLATE... AND MORE CHOCOLATE
Please only link recipes with our theme!

This week's theme is: CHOCOLATE... CHOCOLATE... AND MORE CHOCOLATE
Please only link recipes with our theme!

9 comments:

  1. What a sinful cake! I just love it
    the funny thing is that I don't like to eat chocolate by itself, but in cakes/cookies - yes!!

    Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party (I just love the theme)
    Winnie

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  2. yum! this is not helping my diet that cake looks great!

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  3. Hi Tina,
    Looks like a Chocolate Heaven here today. I am sharing my Chipotle Chocolate Molten Cake. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Tina, you know I had to link up to this one, I'm in heaven today!

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  5. Looks like your sister-in-law liked her cake! Good job!
    I will link up on Tuesday with Better Than Crack Brownies! LOVE the chocaloate themed linky party.

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    1. Not sure what went on but this comment is it TO Tina from Robyn.

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  6. Mmm- chocolate! I shared my recipe for Almond Chocolate Macaroon Cookies. These cookies are naturally gluten free because ground almonds take the place of traditional flour.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  7. Oh boy, I can't wait to check these out. I linked a recipe for a chocolaty breakfast, and a dessert.

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  8. Hi Tina,
    Thanks for hosting. I just linked up my Chocolate Caramel Toffee Bars. I am totally new to link parties and am having a great time finding new blogs. I love your blog by the way and would love it if you stopped by and checked mine out. www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great week.
    Michelle

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