When the older members of the family get their choice, including my now teenage son, more often than not, they choose a Ding Dong Cake. What the heck is a Ding Dong Cake? Maybe remember a spongy chocolate coated, cream and caramel filled chocolate snack cake in a cellophane package that sat on corner store shelves and could likely survive the apocalypse? That was a Ding Dong. What I make may be inspired by that snack, but it is so much tastier!
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As a trained pastry chef I have to admit I am almost embarrassed to be offering this recipe. This once king of fine-dining desserts now gets snickers from chefs and foodies when it appears on a menu. It is now so common place it is seen as showing little creativity or technique from the kitchen. Despite the Lava Cake’s fall from fine dining grace, it is still hard to beat that first delicious bite of warm, oozing chocolate!
People can be divided into those who love Fruitcake and those who hate Fruitcake. It is very polarizing and there is little middle ground! I was in the latter group until one Christmas season I was reading my December issue of BonAppetit and saw a recipe for, “A Fruitcake to Love.” A light fruitcake that had olives in it! I present this recipe mainly for the haters in the hopes that you will stick your toe over the line and give it a try.
Originally, chocolate cake was not in the running, because the groom thought it was too ordinary. But after tasting the chocolate cake he realized it was anything but boring! This cake recipe came from one of my Chef Instructors at SAIT and it really is the best chocolate cake out there!