Thursday, October 09, 2008

When Life Hands You Cake (That No One Likes), Make Cookies!


You were right, Rita!  For Kevin's birthday I made a cake I thought he'd like because it's like undone brownie in the middle and he loves molten chocolate cakes.  It was beautiful, but we all thought it was way too "undone"--that's saying a lot from me because I like doughy cookies and such.  It was also too bittersweet for us.  Our simple palates just wanted good old tasty chocolate, but this was too deep and rich.  So we all choked down a piece and the rest of it sat in the fridge for a few days.

 Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolate Cake--I know, how could we not like this?  It just wasn't our "style".  It sure looks good though, so here's the recipe.  I got this recipe from here and followed the recipe exactly, even the baking time and turning off the oven.  I wish I would have baked it just a little longer.  This IS a good cake, I think we just weren't in the mood for it as we'd just eaten a bunch of goodies, then dinner, when I forced this cake on the birthday festivities.

I couldn't just throw it out though.  So, not being all that creative, I just stuck it in the freezer (but not for as long as I'd have liked, it was only while I made cookie dough) and whipped up my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough.  I then chopped up the cake into pieces, much like I did with the brownies a while back.  I added that to the cookie dough and baked them off.  Since the cake was so deep, dense, and rich like that kind of brownie, these pretty much taste like the cookies that have brownie chunks in them.  I feel good that nothing went to waste!   I usually always halve this cookie dough recipe, so having done that, I also took half the dough that I'd put this cake into and added about 1/3 cup Reese's Pieces and oh, a good two tablespoonsful of peanut butter swirled throughout the dough.  It was yummy.  The cookie are good and now I'm happy to have not wasted the cake that no one wanted to eat.




And now for a quick product review.

I saw this marshmallow creme at the store and was a bit intrigued to try it.  They have three flavors.  The one I bought was S'Mores, toasted marshmallow flavored with some chocolate coated graham pieces to add in.  Also available was PB&J with peanut butter and jelly pieces as well as Very Berry with little berry candy pieces for mix-ins.  I followed the recipe you can find at Solo Foods website, the company who makes this stuff.  On sale for 2 containers of marshmallow for $4.00 at our local grocery store.   


And when all was said and done:


Results:  I'd only give these about a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10.  They are just okay.  I'd rather make rice crispies from "scratch" using the tried and true rice crispy recipe or even the Kraft marshmallow recipe.  These were a bit dry.  The crispy wasn't gooey enough and was a bit crumbly.  The little chocolatey graham bits were good.  I think they just need more marshmallow to go with the six cups of cereal they suggest.  But that's just my opinion.  These still got eaten up!


Clumbsy Cookie said...

See how I know you so well, lol! And Katrina saves the day (and the cake) again! Forget about the rice crispy treats, I would eat that cream by spoon fulls!

Katrina said...

I agree, there was nothing wrong with the mallow, it was good, just not enough of it for the ratio of cereal they suggested.
Ooh, I still need to try your inside out Smores, Rita!

Judy said...

The cookies look really good. I like the idea of a peanut butter swirl and love how you rescued the leftover cake!

Darius T. Williams said...

I totally love the title of this post. Those cookies...Lord, those cookies look great!


Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

I would do the same thing because I hate to waste anything! If I make cupcakes and they don't all get eaten, I make bread pudding with them! Try it! It's amazing! Thanks for coming by my blog and entering to win during Brownie Week!

Jaime said...

great job w/the cookies. sorry the rice krispy treats weren't so good.

oh and those candies in my blog post? they're chocolate covered sunflower seeds! :)

Sharon said...

Oh boy! Those cookies look amazing and i'd definitely dive into the ones with reeses pieces.

Anonymous said...

that cake does look really, really good! same with those cookies-they wouldn't have lasted long in my house at all. have you ever tried Ricemellow? It's vegan, and I think it tastes better than the regular Fluff. It's much gooier than the regular kind, and it's a little bit on the brown side. Still, it's one of my favorites.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

What a great idea to use the cake in the cookies. I hate to waste also.

alexandra's kitchen said...

it's a fine line between tasting soft and chewy and raw and underdone. this cake looks perfect to me ... sorry it didn't turn out as hoped!

Becky said...

You are now a Yummy Blog on my blog list! That cake is so deceiving, it looks just scrumptious. Could something possibly be too chocolatey? Make sure to stop by every Friday for Chocoholics Anonymous, maybe I'll start a "support" group.

I appreciate the kind words about my sweet family. We are trying our best to find those silver linings in the trial we have been handed. Oh and your little chocolate monkey is just adorable!