Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Insanity Cake

My mom gave me this recipe printed out, and I tried it last night.  It is very chocolaty, very ooey gooey, and the insanity part either comes from the amount of sugar in it or the fact that your eyes roll into the back of your head with each bite.  You only need a small piece and it's absolutely delicious (and full of messy goodness).  When researching I found it came from The Slow-Roasted Italian.com.   It doesn't take much to Veganize this...just use Earth Balance instead of the butter, Non-dairy milk and replacement eggs (which I use Ener-G Egg Replacer).  Enjoy!



INGREDIENTS:

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour, plus 1 tablespoon divided
1 t. baking powder
2 t. baking soda, divided
1 c. Earth Balance butter
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 c. water
2 replacement eggs
1/2 t. kosher salt
1/2 c. non-dairy milk
1/2 T. white vinegar
1 t. vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small saucepan combine butter, cocoa and water.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together  2 c. flour, sugar, salt, 1 t. baking soda, and baking powder.  In separate small bowl mix together 1/2 c. milk, 1/2 T. white vinegar and 1 t. baking soda.  Add heated chocolate mixture to large bowl of flour mixture, stir to combine.  Add milk mixture to batter; stir to combine.  Add replacement eggs and vanilla to batter; stir to combine. In small bowl stir together chocolate chips with 1 T. flour.; fold chocolate chips into batter.

Pour into greased 9x13 pan.  Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

For icing
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/2 c. Earth Balance butter
6  T.  non-dairy milk
3 3/4 c. powdered/confectioners sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1/4 t. salt

Bring cocoa, butter and milk to a boil in a small saucepan.  In medium bowl place powdered sugar and salt.  Pour chocolate mixture over, add vanilla and mix with mixer.  Pour over cake while cake is still slightly warm, and serve immediately.

Adapted from Ooey GooeyChocolate Insanity Cake

*Notes:
-Original recipe said to bake 20 minutes, but the cake was still liquid at that point....35 minutes was perfect.

- Original recipe said to make the icing and pour over immediately, but the middle of the cake sunk in to a pool and it was very uneven...better to wait for the cake to cool a little while.

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