Posts Tagged ‘Chocolate Cake’

The ChocolateDoctor’s Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake

Friday, May 24th, 2013
Ed Engoron, Co-Founder of Choclatique
Author of Ed Engoron’s Choclatique, Running Press, 2011

I was filling in for another contestant who had gotten sick right before the competition started for a Bundt Cake cook-off at the Texas State Fair. I had less than 3 hours to create a recipe, purchase the ingredients and bake the cake. I was a bit nervous, but found a “fast-scratch” solution. This recipe couldn’t be any easier! No one would ever believe it starts with a package cake mix and instant pudding. The only other ingredients are sour cream, eggs, vegetable oil and, of course Choclatique Dark Chocolate Chips. Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake is a moist, intensely-flavored chocolate cake that will last for days if your friends and family allow.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 50 to 55 minutes
Cool Time: 90 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Yield: 12 Servings

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix (I use Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines)
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix (I use Jell-O brand)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups Choclatique Dark Chocolate Chips


    1. Preheat an oven to 350º F.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 9-or 10-inch Bundt pan.
    3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    4. Cool cake thoroughly in pan for at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate. If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.

ChefSecret: Finish it off and crown the top with your favorite cream cheese or butter cream frosting.

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Fast and Frivolous

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Ed Engoron, Co-Founder of Choclatique
Author of Ed Engoron’s Choclatique, Running Press, 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa and AG Eric HolderWhile Representative Darrell Issa (R. California) and US Attorney General Eric Holder are arguing over the failed Fast and Furious gun-running fiasco, I have been working on a series of Fast and Frivolous chocolate recipes that will knock your socks off.

Nothing could be sweeter or faster than this. This is the fastest mug in the west and is number one on the Top Ten Most Wanted list. I guarantee that neither the FBI nor the Department of Justice will interfere with your chocolaty dessert mission. It would be a crime not to serve it.

The ChocolateDoctor’s Fast and Frivolous Chocolate Mug Cake

There isn’t a dessert you can make that will be ready faster than this. It’s so easy you can make one every night to order. And, the orders will be coming in.

Fast and Frivolous Chocolate Mug CakeTotal Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes

Serves: 1 to 2 People


4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Choclatique Rouge Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 large egg beaten
3 tablespoons whole milk
3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
3 tablespoons Choclatique Dark Chocolate Chips
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug


  1. Add the flour, sugar and cocoa into a mug and mix well.
  2. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour in the milk and melted butter and mix well.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract and mix again.
  5. Put the mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high.
  6. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed. Allow to cool a little and tip out if desired.

EAT! This can serve two people, but will also serve one if you are an only child and you don’t like to share.

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The Chocolate Psychic

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Ed Engoron, Co-Founder of Choclatique
Author of Ed Engoron’s Choclatique, Running Press, 2011

Karnac, The Chocolate PsychicLook into my eyes… I am Karnack, The Prince of Prognostication, The Chocolate Psychic.

If the eight desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose—assuming you had no dietary restrictions – (sorry, you can only pick one)! Trust me….this is very accurate. Pick your dessert, and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you.

REMEMBER – No Cheating. Make your choice before you check the meaning. After taking this dessert personality test, send this e-mail on to others.

Here are your choices:
1. Angel Food Cake
2. Chocolate Brownies
3. Lemon Meringue Pie
4. Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing
5. Strawberry Short Cake
6. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing
7. Chocolate Ice Cream
8. Carrot Cake

Play by the rules. No, you can’t change your mind once you scroll down, so think carefully about what your choice will be.


Now that you’ve made your choice, this is what the researchers say about you…..

Now it’s okay to SCROLL DOWN

Angel Food Cake1. ANGEL FOOD CAKE—You are sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

2.Chocolate Brownie CHOCOLATE BROWNIES—You are adventurous, love new ideas, and are a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very loyal.

3. Lemon Meringue PieLEMON MERINGUE PIE—Smooth, fun, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent caregiver and a good teacher. But don’t try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, you set your own style because you do your own thing. You shine when it comes to helping others and have many friends.

4.Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING—You are fun-loving, sassy, humorous, not very grounded in life, but not very indecisive and lacking motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

5.Strawberry Shortcake STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE—You are romantic, warm and loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. You can be very emotional at times but a true person in every way. You like to do things for yourself and help others learn about themselves.

6. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate IcingCHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING—You are vivacious, always ready to give and receive. You are very creative, adventurous, ambitious and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. You won’t settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

7.Chocolate Ice Cream CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM—You like sports, whether it’s baseball, football, basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don’t like to give up the remote control. You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.

8. Carrot CakeCARROT CAKE—You are a very fun loving person, who loves to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends. You were meant to lead and teach others. You are a wonderful role model.

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