Among the many things that annoy me, (like not having enough toilet paper, an itch in my ear that I can’t reach, and hang nails), not having chocolate when I crave it is one of the more distressing.
The other night after eating dinner with the Feef’s sister and family, I had a chocolate craving to rival all chocolate cravings. I suggested we go get ice cream, but apparently nobody else in Aiken wants sweets after 11 pm and all the ice cream places were closed. Mike popped some popcorn, out of protest I imagine. But I couldn’t settle for salty.
So, I raided the pantry and picked out all the usual suspects used in a chocolate cake recipe. We didn’t have milk – that would later prove to be a bad thing. But we did have everything else: eggs, butter, sugar, flour, and cocoa.
Here’s what I used for the cake:
2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t salt
3 sticks of butter
1/2 cup peanut butter (since I didn’t have milk)
1/4 cup maple syrup (milk substitute?)
Little bit of water
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 T vanilla
I mixed together the eggs and sugar first. It splattered everywhere because apparently when they say medium sized mixing bowl they actually mean bath tub. Then in a seperate bowl I mixed together the dry ingredients.
For the icing I used:
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup water
2 T vanilla
1 cup cocoa