Chocolate Eclipse

Andie brought home this recipe the other day, and wanted me to make it for dessert tonight.  If you’re looking for something just decadently chocolately and rich, here’s a really easy dessert for you.  It sounds complicated, but really it’s not.  Thanks to Kathy (I don’t know her last name) for the recipe.  I’ll upload a picture as soon as Andie’s done with her online real estate course.  It’s a real bandwidth hog, and I don’t have enough Internets tubes to upload a picture.

You’ll need:

1 9X13 rectangular pan, well greased. (flour cooking spray works well)
Your oven pre-heated to 350.
2 tablespoons butter
2 oz unsweet chocolate
2 cups buttermilk
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups brown sugar (divided)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 heaping cup cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups boiling water.

Here’s how you do it.

Melt butter and unsweet chocolate in a double boiler.  Combine buttermilk and vanilla and warm to just above room temperature.  You can do that in the microwave for just a minute or so.  In your stand mixer (you have one, don’t you) combine the flour, 1 cup of the brown sugar, baking powder and soda, and the chocolate chips.  Pour buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix on low speed to combine.  Pour in chocolate and butter mixture and continue mixing on low speed until well incorporated.  Let stand.  Combine the cocoa powder and the remaining powderd sugar, and wisk to combine.  Pour the batter into the pan, and then cover with the brown sugar and cocoa mixture.

Now, this’ll sound strange, but it works.  Pour the boiling water over the top of the whole thing.  Just pour it on.  I know, it’s difficult, but pour it on anyway.  Place (carefully) on the center rack of your pre-heated oven.  Bake for 30-40 minutes (35 worked for me) until you have patches of cake mixed with pools of pudding.  Let cool (if you can) and serve with vanilla ice-cream.  It’s amazing.

choc-eclipse-sm.jpgLook a that.  I finally got enough bandwidth across the router to get a little picture up to Word Press.  Looks good, doesn’t it.  Guy Fieri on Food Network might say “it’s Money”.  Now, I’ve gotta publish before midnight to keep the string alive.



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