Saturday, November 1, 2008

White Chili and Chocolate Cake

Doesn't this chocolate cake look delicious? It was a very easy recipe to make and very chocolaty and good. Of course what made with chocolate isn't? It is one of those forbidden recipes that I tested but since I changed a couple of things it's mine now!!!
Easy Chocolate Snack Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt or table salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 oz chopped fine bittersweet chocolate
1 cup hot coffee
2/3 c mayonnaise
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
Lightly spray pan 8 inch square pan with Pam.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together in large bowl. In another bowl, combine cocoa powder and chocolate. Pour hot coffee over cocoa mixture and mix until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly. Whisk in mayonnaise, egg, vanilla into chocolate batter. Stir mayonnaise mixture into flour mixture until combined.
Bake 350 for 30 minutes.
Let cool and serve with sweetened whipped cream.
Cheryl and I were emailing and I mentioned making white chili and she said she wanted me to post it because she had never had any. I got this recipe from my sister in law years ago. It is so easy to make and leftovers are even better so make a big batch. I usually double it!!
White Chili
12 oz ground turkey
1 med chopped onion
1 garlic clove minced
1 can Great Northern Beans rinsed and drained
1 4 oz can green chili's diced
1 can chicken broth
1 tsp ground cumin
salt/pepper to taste
Cook turkey, onion and garlic. Drain fat off and add rest of ingredients and enough additional broth and/or water to cover. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
If you want it a little thicker stir 2 Tbls flour in 1/4 cup water. Stir into chili and cook until thick. I usually don't thicken mine.


The Vintage Kitten said...

Ooh it looks yummy. Its the second time recently that I have seen a cake recipe that has mayonnaise in it, Ive never heard of doing this before. I always put a square or two of dark chocolate in my chilli, you cant taste it, but it adds something. X

Cherdecor said...

That chocolate cake looks lip smack'n good! You know, I think I have a recipe for a chocolate cake that is made with mayonnaise. I will have to hunt that one up!

And yes, that chili recipe looks like one I could eat if I didn't thicken it. I will copy this one and give it a try! Thanks for the recipe!

Cherdecor said...

I forgot to mention that I really like your dishes. I MUST tell you this story. I have some dishes that look a little like yours. Here is how I got them.

My mother-in-law had these pretty dishes with the pink flowers. Because I have been known to do a lot of cooking and serving a lot of people, she told me that when she died, she wanted me to have these dishes. She even wanted me to take them before she died, but for some reason, I felt really uncomfortable taking them. I think that she had serving sets for 16.

After she died, her children went in and divided up her belongings. My husband and I decided to not ask for anything because we didn't want to cause any trouble. One of his brothers took the dishes. That was okay with me because after all, they belonged to his mother.

We moved to Pennsylvania the next year and bought a house. One day we were looking around in the attic, and would you believe it??
There was a box of those same dishes in our attic that someone had left. We bought our house from HUD so we had no idea who they belonged to. So, I finally got my dishes. (8 place settings.)

I really believe that because in my heart I gave up the dishes, God made sure that I got a set of them. Is God awesome or what???? Hahahaha!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Sounds good , set a place for me .

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I've made the white chili with shredded cooked chicken, and yummo, it's delish!

FancyHorse said...

Both those recipes look yummy, but especially the chocolate cake!

I love cherdecor's story about the dishes! Yes, I think God was looking out for her because of her generous heart and desire to keep peace in the family!

Melissa said...


By the way, we had not one trick or treater this year.

Happy Sunday!


Mamma Lalla said...

The chocolate cake looks very good and very unusual with the mayonnaise - I am defnitely going to try it!!
I must admit that I have never heard of white chilli before.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

The first time I used mayonnaise in a recipe was in lime pineapple Jello. I was a bit skeptical until...I tasted it. YUMMMMY. I don't know why I thought it'd be a problem, because we love mayo at my house and go through withdrawals in those very rare instances when our surplus is empty. We'd buy it by the vat if we could LOL! So mayo recipes are my fav. Unless it's paired up with liver! I'd have to draw the line on that one,LOL!

Sweet Wishes,

Melissa said...


Thank you so much for your kind anniversary wishes.

Love Melissa said...

A perfect combo!

Marie Antionette said...

Boy does that look good.Yummmmmmm.Thanks for stoping by sweetie.I enjoy your visits.That chili looks great and of course the cake is to die for.I wish I had a piece right now.Hugs Marie Antionette

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I've never had white chili. But it looks wonderful. I'll have to jot that down and get the ingredients and make it. I love chili, but can't have it too hot. Nola (Alamo North) will love this recipe, by the way.