Friday, February 22, 2008

Loaded Chocolate Cake

Since I hung up the phone with gf K who elaborated on her chocolate feast for Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist my unrestrained temptation towards the gratification of chocolate, and decided to bake a large chocolate bundt cake filled with my favorite things. Like Gharardelli chocolate chunks, Reeses peanut butter chips, a little expresso coffee, tangerine zest, hint of Kalula, and a spoonful of creamy peanut butter. That was enough to stop my beating heart for a moment.

Heat oven at 350F.
Grease and flour a bundt cake pan

2 c all-purpose flour
1 3/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 c Nestle Toll House Baking Cocoa
1/4 c instant coffee granules
2 tsp orange zest
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c milk
1/2 c espresso coffee
1/2 c Kalula liquor
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c peanut butter chips
1/4 c peanut butter
3/4 c chocolate chunks

Put the first 8 ingredients into a mixing bowl. Add the next 6 liquid ingredients and mix for 2-3 mins. Stir in peanut butter chips, peanut butter, and chocolate chunks. Pour into a bundt pan and bake for 55 mins to 1 hr. or when wooden pick inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. If you are craving for more satisfaction, go for the Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting below!
Use remaining packet of peanut butter chips
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
3 cups powdered sugar

Microwave remaining peanut butter chips in microwave safe bowl on medium to medium high heat for about 1 min. Stir. Microwave at 10 to 20 mins interval. Stir til smooth. Beat cream cheese, melted peanut butter chips, vanilla extract and salt with hand-held mixer till light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar. If the frosting is too thick, you may want to add a tbs of milk.

Recipe adapted from Nestle Toll House.

Note: I added alot more ingredients than was in the recipe and made it into a bundt cake. You can also make in 2 9" cake rounds and bake for 25-30 mins instead.


Little Corner of Mine said...

OMG, no wonder I feel like gaining two pounds just by eating this cake. :P It's sinfully delicious though and thanks for sharing it with me. :) :)

Nora B. said...

There is a lot of chocolate in the blog world, it's hard to resist!

Your choc bundt cake looks sinfully good....which recipe did you use?

Have a nice weekend,
p/s: did u manage to find a school for the kids that you like?

isabella said...

wow, that's a nice chocolate cake...emm...emm

Anonymous said...

chocolate with peanut butter is the best!

ioyces said...

so decadent....*drool*

SIG said...

Yum... is that lovely and moist? Would love to have a bite of that.

Anonymous said...

It sure is loaded! All the rich ingredients! :D Does look good though.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
Haha! It's worth it's weight uh? You're most welcome, my friend!

Hi Nora B,
True! I will add the recipe soon.
Thanks for your thoughtfulness, I am still awaiting a reply from both schools.

Hi Isabella,

Hi SS,
Haha! You said it!

Hey Ioyces,
Thanks! It was! ;) Try some!

Hi Singairishgirl,
You come over, and I'll make one for you! :)

Hi Judy,
Yeah, it's rich and fulfilling!LOL!

Big Boys Oven said...

aiyoh.... I am lost with words... looks so superior delicious!

daphne said...

oh man! the cake looks so sinful yet beautiful. I'm craving for some chocolate now and that really hit me when it loaded on my computer screen.

tigerfish said...

I was to load myself with THIS!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Big Boy's Oven,
Thanks! This is just simple home baking, not like your beautiful creations!

Hi Daphne,
LOL! Thanks! This will definitely stop your craving!

Hi Tigerfish,
Thanks! Yes, load up!

Unknown said...

WOW, That cake looks heavenly. Will try it sometimes soon. Thanks for sharing:-)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Toothfairyrecipes,
You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that I don't live close by you. Otherwise my three boys, especially Robert and John, will definitely gain lots of kilos. On the other hand, the boys need the energy to play soccer!!!