Cakers have a tendency to make some pretty big claims in their recipes. Often, you’ll see things like “Easiest Ever Zucchini Bread” or “Better than Sex Pudding” or “The Cheese Ball Guaranteed to Make You Friends.”
Cakers are good salespeople at the best of times but we’re also pretty competitive with one another. Think about it – there you are, all crammed into the same community cookbook. If your Tomato Soup Cake recipe isn't the easiest or best-tasting, or doesn't promise to help people win Lottario, chances are someone will pass over it and chose a recipe that does.
Anything with the words “chocolate” and “greatest” in the name deserves a whirl in my opinion so I served The Greatest Chocolate Dessert Ever to company the other night. They all agreed it was delicious. (It's the Skor bits that make your eyes roll back in your head.)
“But is this the greatest chocolate dessert ever?” I asked. Everyone, not surprisingly, said no.
Oh, well. The woman who submitted the recipe got me to make her version instead of “The Classic Chocolate Dessert” recipe that followed – which was exactly the same. “Skor” one for marketing.
1 chocolate cake mix
2 packages chocolate pudding
1 bowl of cool whip
4 Skor bars
Method: Bake cake according to recipe. Let cool. Mix pudding mix according to recipe. Smash the Skor bars into teeny pieces. Cut the cake into small pieces. Do not crumble. Place ½ cake in bottom of large bowl. Place half pudding mix on top of cake. Add ½ container of cool whip. Add 2 crumbled Skor bars. Continue to make layers. Chill for approximately 2 hours.
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Source: The Chocolate Town Cookbook, St. Stephen, New Brunswick
It certainly looks good, though I'm not at all sure about it. Maybe if it were made with brownies instead of cake. I'll have to add that to my To Do list.ReplyDelete
Three posts in one week? I. Can't. Wait.
Nice Pyrex, too.
You could try it with brownies, but just warning you - that might make this dish fattening.Delete
I go a little overboard in December with things, but it gives me an excuse to haul out the glitter and make really bad crafts.
Will have to try this one for sure - just wish I had that dish!!!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to 3 posts/week in December. If you need something to look forward to after Bazaar-o-Rama comes to an end you should check out this antique mall in Cambridge: http://southworksantiques.com/
No vendors there to haggle with over pricing, but also no feelings of guilt when you leave a booth without buying anything after 20 minutes of browsing - a nice bonus since I don't like to haggle anyway. (Tons of vintage Pyrex to be found there too)
Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check it out. I always feel guilty when I walk up to a craft booth and then walk away, especially if I think the person on the other side of the table is the artist. I'll usually say something like, "Oh, how pretty" or "It's amazing what you can do with clothespins" before discreetly slipping away.Delete
Looks like a delicious use for the edges of the "Quick and Easy Skor Bars" that I made for Halloween! Better than stuffing them all in my face in the service of making the edges look pretty.ReplyDelete
I love the dish, too, and can't wait for the Christmas posts! I am hoping to make those TV Guide Christmas Trees with my niece and nephew this year and because the trees will not reside at my house, they'll definitely be covered in glitter. :)
Hold on a minute. TV Guide Christmas Trees? You can't drop a craft bombshell like that and not go into more detail. How do you make them?Delete
I will try to email.... :)Delete
Make cake in two layers. Split layers in half. Use punch bowl. Sprinkle the cake layers with Kahlua, as you layer the cake, Kahlua, pudding, whipped cream and crushed Skor bars (or Heath bars.) Use real whipped cream. Then it's a trifle and yes, the best chocolate dessert ever.ReplyDelete
Is it the best chocolate dessert ever because it tastes that good or because you're drunk off all that Kahlua?Delete
CHOCOLATE TOWN ! I've been searching for that place for years! Thanks Brian, now I know it's in New Brunswick. Where's my car keys?ReplyDelete
I've been searching for Funky Town myself for a number of years. If you ever find it, let me know.Delete
I agree....not all recipe's live up to their name. The other night I made one of those 'better than sex' cakes for my husband, and then later that night found out it wasn't true :).
You go, Polly. And I hope there was a Harley involved.Delete
If I was smarter, I'd name a recipe "Better than Watching Paint Dry." Because, really, how could you disappoint with that one?
I'm a Greek-Canadian who grew up in NB with an NB mom - this is totally her chocolate trifle that she serves at New Year's, and everybody looooooves it. Not sure which cookbook she got it from, I think it was a Canadian Living Christmas one from the early 90s. We definitely don't have that Ganong's one (St. Stephen is where Ganong's chocolate factory is located).ReplyDelete
It's hard to go wrong with chocolate everything: chocolate cake, pudding, chocolate-covered toffee pieces. Serve it with a chocolate spoon and you'll take things to a whole new level.Delete