Sunday, April 12, 2009

10 Minute Scrumptious Chocolate Cake Surprise

Happy Easter!!

My mother in law had many culinary tricks up her sleeves. Unexpected guests, last-minute school request, bakery lost an order? She could serve a scrumptious chocolate cake in 10 minutes! Here's one of her secrets.

10 Minute Scrumptious Chocolate Cake Surprise
1 baked angel food cake (she always had one in the freezer)
3 cups heavy cream
4 packets instant hot cocoa mix (milk chocolate)
2/3 cup chopped almonds, toasted (again, always lots of different nuts in the freezer)

With an electric knife or a serrated bread knife, slice off about 1 inch from the top of cake. Hollow out a trough or cavity all around the center, leaving about 1 inch at the bottom and inner and outer sides.

Beat cream until thick. Gradually add the hot cocoa mix. Beat until stiff. Fold in half of almonds. Fill the cake with the chocolate cream mixture. Replace the top of cake. Use remaining chocolate cream mixture as frosting. Sprinkle remaining half of almonds over the top of cake. Serve immediately or can be kept in the refrigerator all day.

Don't waste anything. The hollowed out pieces of cake can be used in a trifle!

I'm also using this recipe for my own Joy Of Chocolate Roundup coming up on April 20th. Won't you join us? :-)

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  1. Oooh-that's yummy. I am sure my husband's going to be drooling-nonstop when he reads this. He's such a chocolate person! I am also interested in your Chocolate Round-up meme -- am going to read more details :)

    Happy Easter!

    We Ate This!

  2. Oh my that sounds so scrumptious and even easier! Oh boy does chocolate make me happy!! Have a very happy Easter.

  3. another great chocolate recipe my friends will happy

  4. Seriously?!
    Too yummy.

    I'm going to have to join a gym after reading through all your chocolate recipes!
    Oh well- totally worth it :)


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