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Smokey Chocolate Cake

We are changing is up a little bit this time by moving from savory to sweet. GMGs not only produce great dinners but are the perfect way to step out of the box with desserts. We’ve created a rich, decadent and smokey cake made with espresso and smoked almonds. Enjoy!

2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon of white vinager
1 1/2 teaspoon espresso grounds
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup milk (chocolate milk works even better)
½ cup canola oil
2 large eggs
3/4 cup boiling water

1½ cups softened butter
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
5 cups confectioner’s sugar
3/4 cup milk (again chocolate milk=better)
1 teaspoon espresso grounds

1/2 cup of whole almonds


Start by smoking your almonds for 2 hours at 150f, then chop to a fine consistency (this step can be done days in advance). IMG_5490Turn your GMG to 350 degrees, and use a light smoking pellet like GMG Fruitwood Blend. Mix your cake together by first adding your dry ingredients and stirring together. Next add the wet ingredients and combine with a mixer. The final step is to add the boiling water slowly, while continuing to mix, finish by turning your mixer to high for 1 min. Place in two buttered 9in round pans. Smoke at 350f for 30-40 min or until a toothpick comes out dry, (rotate pans and spin after 20 min). If possible use cookie cooling racks or a second shelf to lift the pans off the grate for more even cooking.IMG_5491

While your cake is cooking, mix your frosting ingredients together and stir on high for a whipped consistency. IMG_5494

Allow your cakes to cool completely for assembling.


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