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I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that this is the greatest cake I have ever made. Not only does it look like a hilariously over-sized Girl Scout Cookie, it also tastes insanely amazing. Practically the same as said cookie. Samoas are my absolute favorite cookie period. Caramel plus coconut is a win in my book, and the chocolate and shortbread are just added bonuses. The idea for this cake was actually The Hubs idea.
Saturday night, New York City was the loudest I’d heard it in a long time. I should preface this by saying that I live in a noisy part of an already noisy neighborhood and under the best of circumstances — NYU students gone for the summer, long holiday weekend, rain — there’s always a Saturday night ruckus. But this was something else. This woke me up. I swear, I heard a trumpet, more sirens than feasibly possible, people cheering like the Yankees had won the World Series (did they?
So it is cruel irony that I made this cake and don’t get to eat it(dreaded diet). Fortunately this is something my husband will gladly eat.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF HILARY Earthquake Cake One
"It might sound weird and gross to put mayonnaise in a chocolate cake, but it makes sense when you think about it." You can't seriously tell me that doesn't look incredibly tasty. [Photographs: Liz Gutman]
I was just introduced to the southern delicacy that is Chocolate Cola cake (aka coca-cola cake) while visiting Charleston, SC early this spring. It was a spiritual experience.
1) Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan. 2) In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, oil, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until smooth. 3) Beat in the eggs. 4) Stir in the sour cream, buttermilk, or yogurt alternately with the flour. 5) Add the cocoa and espresso powder, mixing until smooth.