Friday, September 04, 2009

The Chocolate Chambord Cake of Doom

After freaking out because I couldn't find my recipe book, I managed to locate a really crappy copy of the The Chocolate Chambord Cake of Doom. I decided it was time to type it back in and 'store' it somewhere.

So, you Crafty Bitches, this is what you're getting Sunday >;-)

The Chocolate Chambord Cake of Doom

The Cake

  • 8 oz Semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup water (give or take)
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 - 1/4 cup Chambord Liquor

  1. preheat oven to 375
  2. take 2 9" cake pans, line the bottoms with parchment and lightly oil the sides (do NOT flour)
  3. mix flour, salt, & baking soda, set aside
  4. mix sugar, butter & vanilla till creamy
  5. add eggs one at a time, beating well each time
  6. add Chambord Liquor to batter and mix well
  7. melt chocolate and 1/8 - 1/4 cup water until smooth
  8. add chocolate to batter and mix well
  9. gradually add the flour mixture to the batter, alternating with the remaining water until all flour mix is used. Batter should be thick but not dough-like
  10. Split the batter between the two pans and bake 30 - 35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean
  11. allow to cool a good deal then split them down the edge so that you have 4 thin round cakes


The Chocolate Truffle filling

Type #1 (Original)

  • 2 boxes (3.9oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • Generous dash of Chambord Liquor

  1. melt chocolate and Chambord Liquor together till smooth
  2. mix in the cream
  3. add one box of pudding and keep mixing, slowly adding the second box until very thick (you may only need 1/4 of the second box)

Type #2 (easy)

  • 2 boxes (3.9oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • large tub cool-whip

  1. mix well


The Original Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 Tbs Butter
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate (OR 3 Tbs coca & 1Tbs vegetable oil)
  • 1 1/2sifted confectionary sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • generous splash of Chambord Liquor

  1. mix all ingredients well


Putting the cake together

  1. With the bottom layer of cake on it's "final resting place" slather 1/3 of the Chocolate Truffle Filling on it
  2. add another layer of cake and slather on another 1/3 of the filling
  3. repeat again then place the final top layer
  4. add the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting over the outside (NOTE: if this frosting was refrigerated, you will need to let it warm up and probably whip it soft before it will spread well)
  5. try and clear out enough refrigerator space to put this beast in

Serve thin slices and enjoy!

Copyright 2000-2009 Dory Ferguson. You're free to copy and use the recipe as long as you don't make money off it.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Kingdom of Loathing

I did it. I finally made an account on Kingdom of Loathing. I'm mdmice there. Isilzha was already taken. ><

more later

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

rykujin's big spending day

Rykujin got some of his back pay today so he went on a spending bender. =-) He paid the back balance on our cable modem and got it set up to re-install service (my neighbor has been kind enough to allow me access to her WAP for a little while which is how I'm posting). He picked up an HP computer from Wal-mart which we just spent the last 3 hours cleaning the desk off and pulling wires that we don't need anymore, vacuuming the floor under the desk etc. He's set up and off he goes, clicking on his very EULA for Vista 64bit home edition. fun fun.

On the plus side, that means that I get my mac PowerBook back as my very own, no sharing anymore!! WOO HOO!!!!!!! I'm really psyched about this, if you couldn't tell.

He also picked up an Xbox 360, Guitar Hero 5, and Guitar Hero World Tour Kit. Kinda his birthday present from Uncle Sam, I guess. I snuck a game out of him too. I got Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad. Yeah, I know, Dory, what were you thinking?! It just looked way too much fun to pass. up. It's extremely graphic, gory, and just too fun

Sunday, August 30, 2009

nothing much going on

I lead a boring life full of small, petty and mostly meaningless drivel. I can complain about my back, talk about how my right hand is starting to peel again probably from all my knitting but I don't care, I'm addicted to yarn and roving (to the point beads are a secondary thought!!!), I hate video game(er)s at the moment, typing with long fingernails sucks but I'm too damn proud of them to cut them off yet, and Havoc has run off somewhere and she better not be getting knocked up!!

See, it's all mostly trivial things. I know I owe Maryland and Redmond phone calls. I found yet another group on Ravlery to read (Chronic Bitches [for people with chronic ailments, you naughty minded people!!]) I gloss over the news, no longer fancying myself the harbinger of doom (It's already here. Yes it's going to get worse. Big Brother sucks. We're all still alive. next? =) by reading news for 3.75 hours a day and leaving drudgereport open all the time ;-)

I guess that leaves my Grange Fair Report. I went. It rained. I was soaked. I ate WAY too much greasy food (A Gyro I spilled down my front - Tzatziki all over me *sigh*, funnel cake, chocolate shake, and deep fried mushrooms.... all in all good foods). Thankfully, I managed to avoid seeing anyone I knew ('Cept choperena et al). In the scheme of Grange Fair trips, one of my better ones, sans the soaking rain. It was nice hanging out with cephalogal, nanonukie (and hubby), and Z. It's been a while since I laughed like that. Ok. Maybe a week, but still. I actually enjoyed Grange this year.