It shall be this one's duty to offer recipes and menus. These will be easy to follow, and tested to be good enough that a slave would allow his Master to serve it to Master's Guests and reflect only the best of his Master.
For far worse than Master's anger is Master's disappointment.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Boston Cream Poke Cake
is a devilishly decadent cake just made for an evening of debauchery!
Well, not really, but gee that was fun to say! We don't do a lot of
deserts but when we do, they are wonderful. Just remember, yes they
can be fattening if that is all you ate.
be responsible! Don't eat it all in one sitting – even though you
want to! Save this as a treat. Portion it when you serve. This makes
a terrific reward for healthy living. It is proof the slave loves
box yellow cake mix
needed to make cake; eggs, butter and water
(3.4oz) boxes instant
Vanilla or French Vanilla pudding
tub Chocolate Frosting
heat the oven to what is called for on the box. NOTE: if 350,
then use 325
pan is dark
or coated like the one used in this post. Also plan on it taking an
extra 5 minutes to bake.
some butter on the inside of the 9 x 13 pan.
secret to improving any cake mix is to use real
instead of oil and always add 1
cake mix calls for ½ cup oil, so slave uses 1 stick of softened
butter Use the unsalted kind. The box calls for 3 eggs, so slave uses
into the stand mixer place the softened butter and the eggs. Mix
until the butter has blended well with the eggs, the smaller the
lumps the better.
the mix from the box and, in this case, add 1 cup of water as called
for. Always read your box. Some will call for different things. Just
remember add an egg and use butter in place of the oil.
according to the box directions as to the amount of time. This is
important. Slave always sets a timer for 30 seconds more than called
for and waits until it gets down to the right time, to start the
a flexible spatula to keep the sides of the bowl scraped own into the
mix into the pan.
the additional time is up and a toothpick comes out clean inserted in
the center, the cake is finished.
from oven onto a cooling rack. While it is still warm, poke holes
all over cake in about 1-inch intervals using a wooden spoon handle
or other similar size object. You want the holes to be fairly big so
that the pudding has plenty of room to get down in there. Be sure to
poke down to the bottom. Now that your beautiful cake looks like
Swiss cheese set it aside.
a medium bowl, pour in the instant pudding mixture and add milk as
called for on box. Use a whisk for this and continue to whisk until
well mixed. It will be runny. Let it sit for about 2 minutes for it
to thicken by itself.
pudding on top of the warm cake.
care to pour straight into the holes in the cake.
a spoon and spread it out. I like to very gently press down to ensure
that pudding goes into the holes and spread it all the way to the
sides. Let cake cool until you can hold the pan with your hand
underneath. Then cover and put it in the refrigerator to cool
the lid and foil covering from the tub of chocolate frosting. Pop it
in the microwave for about 10-15
with a spoon. It should still be thick but pour-able - not bubbly
chocolate frosting on top of the layer of cold pudding.
frosting to evenly cover cake. Start in the middle and gently spread
to the sides. This frosting you don't want to swirl, it should be
to cool on the counter for a few minutes, then put into the
refrigerator to fully cool and set up. This cake needs to be kept
refrigerated and covered. This is one of those cakes that tastes
better after it has sat in the cold overnight. It really helps the
pudding to settle in and blend all the flavors.
a YUMMY desert. Just remember it is a desert, a treat. This is not
your entire diet for the next few days. Be responsible. If you
portion out pieces and use it as it is intended it is just fine and
in fact healthy. Just remember: this is chocolate, eggs, butter and
sugar after all. Everything in this desert is healthy when ingested
in moderation. Use small amounts and use it as a reward for healthy
think back: Since the public started to really shun these natural
fats in the late 70's and 80's, the national obesity has risen 30%!
slave believes there is a correlation. It is hoped that be going back
to the natural fats in your daily intake and natural sugars, the
rates will go back down.
is some happy music to dance with while this cooks.