What a Season of Memories We Have Had….

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In the past month I have been blessed to cook for a Bar Mitzvah Shabbat, A Sheva Brachot, A Bat Mitzvah Shabbat and a family Sukkot. I can tell you that I have been very happy.  I love working in my commercial kitchen creating with love my special dishes. I love being part of the memories and the simhot.

I had a  tremendous fun with my adaptation of One Bowl Amazing Chocolate Cake taken from “Joy of Kosher’s by Jamie Geller “.  I am sharing it with all of you because I have made it a few times and it is a really reliable recipe. Buy her book and go to her website for more wonderful recipes.  In the meantime, if you don’t want to cook and you are entertaining- call me.

One Bowl Amazing Chocolate Cake

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Recipe

One Bowl Amazing Chocolate Cake

For a glaze, place 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup soy milk or non-dairy frozen ready-to-whip liquid topping, thawed, in a small saucepan. Heat until melted and drizzle over cake.

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup liquid non-dairy creamer or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (4-ounce) package Osem Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
 

Directions

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a Bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine all ingredients. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into prepared Bundt pan or in a rectangular cake pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before serving.

Tips

Everyone has a go-to recipe for a one-bowl cake. Here’s mine. It’s a combination of three or four recipes and, yes, I think it’s the best. Or should I say amazing? The mayonnaise and pudding really moisten the cake, and you’ll also score beauty points with presentation because, as I always say, anything baked in a Bundt pan will impress your guests. It’s like a self-decorated cake.

Contributed by: Quick & Kosher, JAMIE GELLER

What I did in my version was to use the parve ubiquitous Israeli Chocolate spread that every Israeli kid takes to school.  I then took packages of Mike and Ike’s and Skittles and cover the cake and on the sides I used rainbow sprinkles.

 Happily, this was also the week that I was notified by Joy of Kosher I had won the contest sponsored by Mike and Ike. However, they wouldn’t ship to Israeli, so I have a lot of Mike and Ike’s waiting for me when I get back to my Mom’s house in Massachusetts. Anyone want to party on in June or July?  I look forward to making some really great memories of my own then.