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Friday, June 12, 2015

Obscenely Fudgy Chocolate Cake

Are you looking for a healthy treat? Do you enjoy "secretly healthy" cakes? Are you maintaining or working hard for your "bikini body?"

Then look no more!

Look no more because what's coming next is a fat fest and a sugar spree. Sorry.

Vegan Chocolate Cake

This is a celebration cake. A special occasion cake. Or a rainy Saturday cake. Or a sunny Thursday cake. Whatever. I'm not judgin' if you're not judgin'.

The cake itself is the basic chocolate cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, but baked in an eight by eight inch cake pan for 25-30 minutes. The frosting is obscene. I usually make only half the amount of frosting that I made for this cake here, but this time I made it for the blog, and the blog requires chocolate obscenity.

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Important Tip:

The best thing about making a double batch of frosting for this one is that there is frosting spillage all around the sides of the cake. So, assuming you cut it into nine squares, then all squares but the middle one will have frosting on the sides as well. It's important to give the middle square to your least favorite guest. It's like giving them "the finger" without giving them the finger. Depending on the level of dislike that you have for this guest, you can either give them the middle piece nonchalantly, or you can make it evident that you're giving them the least desired piece. Just serve your other guests the edge pieces that are overflowing with frosting, and then just hand that bastard the middle piece very slowly while maintaining eye contact and putting on your best deadpan face. Message received. No words needed.

Vegan Chocolate Cake


Obscene Chocolate Cake with Fudgy Frosting

Author: Wing It Vegan

Ingredients:

  • One batch of VCTOTW Basic Chocolate Cupcakes, baked in an eight by eight cake pan at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out mostly clean.

  • For the frosting:

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup vegan coffee creamer or milk

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter

  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

What to do:

  1. In a microwave save bowl, combine the chocolate chips and the creamer and nuke it for a minute. Stir well until completely smooth. I like to start with a large spoon and then use a whisk to make it nice and silky. If your chocolate isn't completely melted, throw it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds and stir again.

  2. When your chocolate is super smooth and ready to go, melt the butter in another microwave safe bowl. This should only take a few seconds, my microwave does this in 18-20 seconds.

  3. Dump the powdered sugar on top of the melted butter and mix well. I also like to use a little whisk for this to make sure the sugar and butter form a smooth and lump-free cream.

  4. Pour the sugar-butter mix on top of the melted chocolate and whisk until well combined and smooth. Let it all cool down to room temperature or nearly room temperature.

  5. Is your cake at room temperature? And your frosting? Excellent! Pour the frosting over the cake and spread evenly with an offset spatula or a knife.

  6. Now comes the part where you call me nasty names. You're going to have to let that frosting set for at least three or four hours. Or more. Sorry. You can certainly eat it while the frosting is still soft and gooey, but if you wait a few hours then your frosting will become fudgy and perfect.

Notes:

I've had some mixed results refrigerating the cake to speed up the fudging up process. If you leave it in the fridge for too long then the frosting will be too hard and you'll have to let it sit out at room temperature to soften up a bit anyway. If you're feeling impatient and you must refrigerate your cake because you must have it now, then I would recommend checking it every five minutes. I've done this, but I tend to forget all about the cake and check it an hour later only to find that the frosting has hardened too much. Of course if you live somewhere where it's too warm and your chocolate won't fudge up at room temperature, you may have no choice but to refrigerate it.



^^ The side-frosting overfloweth.

And now as if this blog post wasn't sweet enough, I shall leave you with a photo of one of our baby geese. What's sweeter, the cake or the fuzzy little bebeh?

Baby Goose

26 comments:

  1. HA! I just got done baking a chocolate fudge cake (well, in a loaf pan) this morning - and now I see this post :) Yours is prettier though with the frosting and such. Cute duck at the end, as always.

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  2. Ha ha !! That *does* look obscenely fudgy. . .AND obscenely GOOD!! Wishing I could do the sugar thing. . . gah! Have a great weekend, River! :)

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  3. Whoa. What The Fudge? Why couldn't this have been here this morning?! I'm going to have to wait until next "Fat Friday" to make it now. *Damn you, international time zones!*

    Will have to pin it now, make it later.

    I actually really like the middle piece of a 9-slice tray bake. No dry cake "crust". So I will take that piece off your hands. Thankyouverymuch.

    And that little baby goose is, to quote Despicable Me, so fluffy I could die!!

    He's so fluffy!

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  4. Note taken: Do not get on River's dinner guest sh*t list ;)

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  5. Great minds bake alike! Next time we should do synchronized chocolate-hazelnut ice cream! :)

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  6. I'd be happy to do a Freaky Friday thing and swap with you so you could do the sugar thing for a day. Although your treats are amazing as they are - no need for the sugar thing at all! :)

    I hope you have a great weekend too, Ricki!

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  7. A middle piece volunteer! I like it. No drama. Although, can I still hand it to you slowly and with my best deadpan face while maintaining eye contact? It's just that I've been practicing! :P

    The frosting actually softens the crusty edges because it has to sit on the cake for hours. Do you still want the middle piece? Too late. You've said yes already.

    He's so fluffy!!!

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  8. That made me lol, Lysette! Don't get on my dinner guest sh*t list or you'll get the stink eye. You crack me up! :D

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  9. Oh dear that made me laugh out so hard! I hope to never be served the middle piece by you! Lol. I haven't had chocolate cake in a loooooong time. Now I'm craving it!

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  10. Don't worry, lovlie people don't get on my blacklist! :)

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  11. Oh, my god. I love your posts so much. I also kind of want to get on your bad side just so that I can watch all the drama go down… plus I still get chocolate cake out of the deal! All in all, not the worst punishment ever.

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  12. Thanks, Cadry! You are right, even if you got on my bad side you'd still get chocolate cake! Although it's pretty unlikely that you could get on my bad side :)

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  13. That does look obscenely good! And I love the politics of cake-serving. If I get a slightly smaller or less-desirable slice of cake than other people, I instantly wonder why the server hates me so and how best to get my revenge.

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  14. Cake politics are serious business! We need to figure out a revenge plan for the next time we're on the receiving end of a center piece or a smaller-than-the-rest piece then. I'm sure we can come up with something eeeevil!

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  15. looks absolutely scrumptious :) yumm

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  16. Remember how I said I was going to eat kale only for a million days? I lied. I think I want some of this.

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  17. Ha! Kale can't compete with chocolate though, can it? It's not a fair competition at all!

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  18. There is a vegan bake sale on near my house today and I am not going. This is the level of my need for greens. LOL

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  19. Ha! Must avoid baked goods at all costs! Hopefully you will feel all greened up soon so you can enjoy some yummy sweet treats.

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  20. Literally just made this. I am so happy right now. Even though I have to wait for it to fudge up.

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  21. The waiting is the worst part! I hope it fudges up nicely for you and that you love it! Save me a piece? :)

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  22. Can the frosting be made with something besides powdered sugar? Im trying to avoid sugar but I will do maple syrup or honey I know honey isnt vegan

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  23. Good question, Bee. You could definitely try this with maple syrup instead of sugar, but I would leave out most of the milk, or maybe even all the milk, to keep the frosting from being too soft. I would also do this using a double boiler instead of a microwave just to have more control over the melting process and to play it safe.

    I think I made this with agave nectar instead of powdered sugar once, but I cannot remember if it fudged up as much it does when I use powdered sugar or if it was more like a soft ganache.

    Good luck!

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  24. These look absolutely A-MAZING! A-MAZING! yum.

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