Monday, October 1, 2012

Golden Chocolate Orgasm

The eyes roll back into my head as it enters my eager mouth.

I can't help but moan at first taste.

Moist, rich, and sweet. My God, it's like going to heaven with every bite.


One of our department heads at my university job has been out sick for two weeks. A really great guy that's helped all of us at some point and his absence is noticeable.

So the rest of my coworkers and I rallied together and are throwing him a little welcome back celebration in the back office today.

Several of us agreed to make something from home.

My contribution is chocolate cake!

It's a basic pudding cake recipe that I've tweaked.

Chocolate chips were added for texture and crunch. White chocolate chips were finely chopped so they'd melt into the batter as it bakes. And a few shakes of cinnamon add a tiny zing.

But to make this even more special, the homemade chocolate frosting was heavily sprinkled with gold pearl dust!


A shimmering, gilded beauty with deep browns peeking through its delicate cracks.

Best of all, this cake becomes fudgier as it sits so we'll continue to enjoy it as the days go on.

I'm licking my lips right now.

This. Is. Going. To. Be. GOOD!!


Mind Of Mine said...

Is there anything you can't do. You are so creative. I am envious.

naturgesetz said...

I'm sure it will be a great hit. I hope some will be left for you after everybody else has some.

Randuwa2 said...

Sweet! and Cheers! randuwa

david said...

its like theres a party in my mouth.. and everyones invited!

jason said...

mmmm :)

Kim Rempel said...

AH! I want a piece with my coffee! Looks fabulous Dean!

Dean Grey said...

Mind Of Mine!


I'm terrible at sports, Ian!



I had a small piece last night after everyone got to try it. It turned out light, fluffy, and delicious!

Unfortunately I wasn't able to post a pic beforehand how the cake looked when cut. The contrast was striking with the bright gold top against the dark chocolate of the actual cake.

You'll just have to take my word for it!



Thanks Randy!






I love chocolate cake!!!



It's great for breakfast with a glass of orange juice!


I appreciate all of you chiming in here!


Moving with Mitchell said...

I am drooling right now!

Anonymous said...

i wonder why the orchid pink pearl dust™ isnt kosher?

Unknown said...

Now I'm hungry. Curse you! In any case, I hope he's doing well now.

stanw said...

Oh man, that looks SO delicious, now my mouth is watering too! Creative indeed...

Dean Grey said...


I don't blame you!



I was wondering the exact same thing!



Our department head said he's still feeling a bit weak but doing much better due to the medication he's currently taking.



I would've saved you a piece if I could!


Thanks to everyone for commenting here!


naturgesetz said...

Well, oysters aren't kosher (Leviticus 11:9-12), so I suppose that includes their products.

Dean Grey said...


Could be. Your guess is as good as mine!


Jules said...

I'm a bit speechless. And suddenly have sooo much saliva. *drool*

Dean Grey said...


The cake was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!