If any of you follow my I Sing In The Kitchen Facebook page, you’ll know that I had a pretty miserable afternoon yesterday.
Imagine a 1.5 liter bottle of wine broken on a counter. Under that counter are bookshelves that contain about 1/3 of my cookbooks.
Wine soaked cookbooks. Sticky counter and floors. And you know wine never smells that great when it isn’t in a glass being enjoyed.
What makes a kitchen disaster better?
This cake is originally named Chocolate Sybil Cake. I couldn’t find out why the “Sybil”, so I thought syrup seemed a more descriptive title even though it is packed with personality.
If chocolate cake is up your alley, you will love this dense, gooey cake with its cooked pecan-chocolate icing. The frosting kind of crisps up, not unlike a glaze, as it cools, which contrasts so well with the moist cake layer.
Chocolate Syrup Cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (16-ounce) can chocolate syrup (recommended: Hershey’s)
Chocolate Pecan Icing (recipe follows)
1. Preheat oven to 350℉ . Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan.
2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in another bowl. Add to creamed mixture, continuing to beat. Add vanilla and chocolate syrup to batter and mix well.
4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Just before cake is done, prepare icing.
5. Pour icing over warm cake.
Chocolate Pecan Icing
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1. Combine butter, chocolate chips, sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring the mixture constantly.
2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and nuts. Pour over warm cake.
Recipe from Cooking With Paula Deen Magazine
Psychonautica Chaotica (now that is a band name) not only create atmospheric, interesting music, but they have a song titled Spilled Wine.