This is a blog for people to discuss what they are eating. There is a theory that by journaling eating habits, people will eat healthier. I am trying to cook more at home and feed my family a wider variety of foods. People can just read or join as co-authors. Topics don't have to be recipes with nice photos. You can write about eating habits, special diets, culinary cultural differences, etc.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chocolate Skillet Cake

Here it is chaki. Click on the pic to make it bigger.

This recipe is from the "official" 8th Grand National Cookbook from the Pillsbury's BEST Recipe and Baking Contest from the year 1956. I got this cookbook from my mother, along with several more old ones from Pillsbury Bake-Offs of bygone years. They are great. Fun to read.

As I said before, I have not tried this recipe. But I'm thinking that I might. I believe you said you have an electric skillet, chaki? If you look at the first starred comment at the bottom of the recipe it gives the directions for "baking" this in an electric skillet. I have one too, (electric skillet, that is). It might be fun to try, eh? I like the idea of melting chocolate bars or pieces on top rather than using frosting. I detest frosting...


Blogger chaki said...

Hey thanks Holly. I like the idea of chocolate bars on top too!!! I may be able to pull off this one.

Made a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (for my housebound friend and kids)... They're okay. I don't find myself running to the kitchen for more.

Made some chocolate truffle balls to give out for Valentines. They turn out good every year. Going to try Desiree's pecan balls next. Maybe Tricia's coconut fudge if I am ambitious. No marshmallow cream around town, so looked up substitutions. May not work, but we'll see!

I don't know whether it's good or entirely bad thing I'm completely incompetent at making sweets!!

February 12, 2009 at 6:12 AM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Lots of people love oatmeal choco chip cookies. When I make oatmeal cookies, tho, I don't like them with choco chips. I like them with dried fruits and nuts. Sort of like a "granola" cookie, I guess. My aunt makes oatmeal choco chip ones and even sells them to small coffee shops and such for resale, but I offended her by telling her they were too sweet for my taste. Ooops. :-)

February 12, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Blogger bserendipitous said...

Ohhh, I love Oatmeal Raisin cookies, warm out of the oven...yum...I hear you Chaki...maybe not to be as good as Holly and Tricia etc. on making sweets...I'd just grow wider! Holly, great recipe, great book! Chaki, what substitutions can you use for the marshmallow cream?

February 12, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Do they not sell regular marshmallows there, chaki? You can turn them into cream by melting them over low heat. Alternately, you can beat egg whites with hot (hard ball stage) sugar syrup or corn syrup until they are very thick like marshmallow cream. You have to have a good, powerful mixer for that, tho.

February 12, 2009 at 5:42 PM


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