Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 290: Chocolate Picnic Cake

What is the one thing you need after you get over the stomach flu?  Yep, you guessed it, chocolate cake!  And not just any old boxed cake, but a moist made from scratch chocolate cake!  That's what I need anyway.  :)  Yesterday ended up being busier than I thought it would be, so I put the cake together for a snack for my kids.  I found this in a Taste of Home cookbook.

Chocolate Picnic Cake
10" dutch oven

2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

In a small dutch oven, over 5-6 coals, melt the chocolate and then allow it to cool for 10 minutes.  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, beat the egg and sugar.  Beat in the water and oil.  Stir in melted chocolate and dry ingredients; mix until blended.  Pour batter into a well greased 10" dutch oven.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.  Serves 8-10.

The Finished Product

The Review

This was moist and delish!  I really didn't expect much out of this cake, especially since I overcooked mine.  But it was really good.  It is also as simple as can be.  It would be great with ice cream.  You could also use butterscotch or peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips.  Oooh- toffee chips would be good too!  We all gave this an A.

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