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Monday, February 20, 2012

grandma katrina's chocolate cookie cake ♥

since february flavor of the month on food buzz is chocolate here is a favorite , my grandmas chocolate cookie cake she used to make, only I made a healthier version and added cherries and graham crackers instead of regular cookies .. enjoy! :) ♥




Ingredients ♥

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 1 table-spoon unsalted butter (fat free)
1/4 cup corn syrup ( you can use low sugar corn syrup)
7 ounces Green & Black's Organic 72 percent Bittersweet Baking Bar, broken into pieces
1 egg ( i use egg substitute)
2 ounces graham crackers (about 8)
1/2 cup whole walnuts
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup candied cherries, reserve a few for decoration
Preparation
    1. Preparation time: 15 minutes | Chilling time: 4 hours
    2. Use: 8- x 3-inch loaf pan
    3. Line loaf pan with waxed paper or alternately butter pan. Set aside.
    4. Melt butter and corn syrup together in small saucepan over gentle heat until they begin to boil.
    5. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over barely simmering water, then mix thoroughly with butter and corn syrup mixture.
    6. Beat egg slowly and continuously into hot chocolate mixture.
    7. In separate bowl, break graham crackers into large chunks.
    8. Add walnuts, raisins and most of cherries to cracker mixture.
    9. Pour chocolate mixture into cracker mixture and mix with spatula or wooden spoon.
    10. Press mixture into pan and decorate with reserved cherries. Refrigerate mixture about four hours. To serve, peel off waxed paper and cut into slices or cubes. Serve chilled. enjoy! :)

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