Friday, April 24, 2015

Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Today marks the untold anniversary of slave's birth! At first this morning the overwhelming urge was to just go back to sleep for the whole day. But that isn't slave. Master knows what it is that this one loves the most, that is to serve. So He has ordered me to serve today. Tonight when I meet with the group that plays cards, slave will get to serve a nice dessert. A new idea for an upside-down chocolate cake and some cheese chess squares along with plain ice cream.

Many people my age might let the aches and pains get to them. However, slave is so damn lucky. Slave knows what it is and who it is and what it is that brings me the most joy. After all in this life what more can we expect? Sure there are things that could make life even better. Those are not necessary for one who has found its own nirvana. Give at least one of these desserts a try.

Melted Chocolate Upside-Down Cake
  • 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips for cooking
  • 1 can (approx. 14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package devil's food chocolate cake mix
Preheat oven according to package directions. Note since these spring-form pans are dark, I reduce the temperature to 325 degrees.
Use a 10 inch pan and an 8 inch pan. Line the bottoms with parchment.

Simply remove the sides, lay down a piece of paper, then press the sides down and lock the spring.

Then trim any paper that is left sticking out. Be sure to spray the paper and insides of the pans.

Put the chocolate chips into a large microwave bowl and “bump” on high for 30 seconds. Stir and bump another 30 seconds. Add the butter and bump for a last 30 seconds. Stir this well as you add the can of condensed milk. You want this runny and completely mixed. Pour into the bottom of the two pans.
Prepare the cake mix according to box directions with these changes. Use melted butter in place of the oil and add an extra egg to the mix.
Pour this on top of the melted chocolate in the pans. You will have to just “eyeball” the amounts until they are about the same depth in each.

Bake at 325 degrees as called for on the box, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean!
Cool in the pans on rack for 10 minutes.

Cover the serving dish with 3 strips of wax paper stick together with the tiniest pieces of tape.
Undo the spring sides on the larger pan, invert on your hand and place on the serving plate with the “Bottom” on top. Carefully remove the bottom and peel off the parchment.

Now do the same with the smaller pan. Place this on top so you have a two tier cake.
Viola! It is already frosted with a chocolate gnash.

Now for the Chess Squares:
Easy Chess Squares
These get their name from the old recipe “chess pie” of the south.

  • 1 package (standard 2 layer size) butter cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, (4 oz), softened but not melted.
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 box confectioners' sugar, (1 lb)
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
 Combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg; Use two knives to cut this mixture together until it starts to resemble a gravel. It does not have to be perfect, it will do that itself!

  2. pat lightly into 9x13-inch pan.
  1. Mix sugar, 3 eggs, and cream cheese until well blended; pour over the crust mixture.

  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, or until set and lightly browned.
Let cool completely and cut into approximately 3 inch squares.

Now slave is all set to celebrate the Birthday with a unique cake, buttery cheese squares and some vanilla ice cream. Slave gets to serve (which in itself is the greatest gift slave could receive).

Always serving my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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