Thursday, April 2, 2009

Quick and Easy Aussie recipe... Chocolate Ripple Cake

Chocolate Ripple Cake

This recipe is so quick and easy to put together... and even the kids can make it
( with a little help, of course)
Of course this isn't MY photo, because mine never turns out looking quite this perfect, but no matter what it looks like, it tastes devine!

I have to admit that mine always ends up looking more like just plain chocolate cake, but isn't this photo pretty?

This is the type of cookie you want

Frost or ice your chocolate cookies with a bowl of this,, sandwich them together log or circle fashion, and voila!

Bob's yer Uncle!

(which is just an Aussie term for... errrmmm, Voila!)

Chocolate Ripple Cake recipe


250 g plain chocolate cookies ( a regular packet of cookies, but NOT chocolate coated though)
500 ml thickened cream, lightly sweetened and beaten until stiff

Take a cookie and spread the flat side of the cookie thickly with cream ...
and repeat with another cookie.
Sandwich the two you have done together and stand them on a plate.

Keep going with this, until all the cookies are used and you have formed a"log" or a circle of cookies and cream.
Cover the entire log thickly with more cream and cover loosely with cling wrap/Glad wrap before refrigerating for about 6- 8 hours

Decorate with grated chocolate, crushed peppermints, sliced strawberries or just pipe extra cream around the log before serving.

I actually went to all this trouble of writing this all out and then while searching for a chocolate ripple cake photo, I found a wonderful blog from another Aussie - who's done it so much better!


Angelena said...

This sounds really good! I wonder if Luke can use this on his school project? I bet he will take one look at it and say this is what he is making for his food choice. (Yes, Luke is my admitted sugar-aholic, it is an inherited trait that he got from me)lol

Sherri said...

I bet this could be made with other flavored cookies too. OH! I bet if you used Nilla Wafers, with maybe a thin slice of banana's in between along with the cream, OH YUM! I'm trying that tomorrow. Thanks for the idea Kate!

Tatersmama said...

Angelena, I was thinking of Luke when I posted it! I think it would be perfect for his project, but you may have to take it to school...;-)
I was also searching for Aussie items, but the postage is horrible from this end (3 little chocolate bilbies ( like bunnies) cost me $50 to send to my grandsons last year!
There's a site that might be able to give you some ideas though...

They carry all sort of Aussie products and have 2 stores in the US. One in Washington, and the other in Texas.

Let me know what Luke thinks of the cake!

Sherri, Why not? That sounds yum! I've been thinking of using just plain Chips Ahoy and ending up with a vanilla cake with choc chips in it. ;-)
(YES!!! We CAN get Chips Ahoy here now - as well as Oreo's!!!)
Let me know what you try, so I can try it too!

Treehouse Chef said...

Love this recipe!!! You are such a talented woman with skills in writing and the kitchen. Life is so unfair for those of us who are just average.

Neas Nuttiness said...

No Crisco - Oh well I guess that I can give this a try. I'll have to see about finding the chocolate cookies.

Andrea said...

Sound delicious...I like these simple two ingredient recipes...that's my kind of baking!! :)

Jan Mader said...

Your blog makes me smile each time I visit. The colors are so happy.

And...the cake sounds delicious!!!! I need to have my friend, Joan make don't bake!

Also...please let Treehouse Chef know that she's anyting BUT average!

I will agree, however, that your writing and your other talents are amazing. Jan

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

Nom nom nommy. I'm comin' to your house!!!

Evelyn in Canada said...

I made this in the shape of a 7 for my daughter's birthday one year. It was the first cake the kids actually ate instead of just licking off the icing.

Maybe I make great icing? Nope - this is just a good cake. And dead easy. Thanks for the reminder. It's been a few years since I did this.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Favorite thing about the whole deal? "Bob's Ur Uncle!" Now Katie, that's OUR kind of saying! ROFL!

That one'll stick with me.

Tatersmama said...

Treehouse Chef... You're just AVERAGE? OMG girl, take a look at yourself! If I was an envious kind of person, you would be exactly the kind of person I would be envious of!!
Besides, this is just a "slop 'em and glop 'em" cake that anybody can do!!
Libby... Nope, no Crisco in this one, but I'm sure you'll like it anyway! You do the cake and I'll bring the coffee, okay? ;-)
Andrea, I'm not much of a baker, but everyone LOVES this cake, so give it a try and let me know what you think!
Jan, Thank you for the kind words! But if a non-baker like me can slap this baby together, so can you! It's "NO BAKE".... and I just love doing the dipping and shaping. ;-)
Michaela, The coffee's on, so drop on by! ANY time!!
Evelyn, isn't it a great cake? I don't suppose you have any photos of your daughters cake, do you? I make this one for the daycare kids birthdays and they all get a hand in making it... and EATING every last bit!
Robynn, I'll have to make you a list of my favorite *Aussie-isms*! Between them and Nacho, we'll have our own secret language! ;-)

Okay everyone, I'm giving you a challenge.
Make a cake like this one... using any kind of cookie... and share the results with us!

rubiesrnotpurple said...

I love this cake but I just can't make it. As much as I love to eat things that are so unhealthy you should have a heart attack, diabetes and gain ten kilos just by looking at them, If I can't convince myself it's healthy, I can't make it. But you make it Kate, and I'll be right over.

I think Luke may like pavlova too. That's just eggwhite, sugar, and a touch of vinegar (I think), whipped up and baked til it's dry. Then you smother it in whipped cream and peppermint crisp or flake - or if you want to be healthy, strawberries or passionfruit. Another one I could eat til it killed me (and probably will) but I can't make it.

Tatersmama said...

Rubies, I can't believe that you would be willing to have an Orgasm... and then turn down something like Choc Ripple Cake, that IS healthy!
I mean, it's chocolate (which IS an important food group) and plain old straight from the cow, cream.
And we all NEED dairy don't we??

I'm making one tonight... and I'll just time ya, to see how long it takes you to get your cute little butt over here! ;-)
I'll see if I can't find a recipe for Pav and send it along to Angelena... Luke would probably eat it, 'cause he's a BOY, and it sounds like he has a sweet tooth, just like his mama!

rubiesrnotpurple said...

I'll certainly be over Katie - I can eat it, I just can't make it ... you know how weird I am. Heck girl, I can't even cut and paste (I think it's really copy and paste though!
... and if you're making pav - I'll be there too.

Jientje said...

This actually looks to die for!

You know I was so absorbed in the previous post listening and watching how to do the Freddy, I never heard the peeps of my oven, telling me it's time to get the bread in the oven!

Reddirt Woman said...

Bob's your uncle is kind of like YeeeHaw here in Oklahoma. I'm going to have to google a site that transfigures your measurements (metric) to my plain old ounces and pounds, cups and pints and quarts... but I'd bet with the right cookie these will be as good here as they are where you are, except that if I were where you are I'd have a new friend to share this with and that always makes things better.

I'm so enjoying getting to 'know' you through this wonderful blogsphere.


And I did have an Uncle Bob!

The word verification is okliter. How fun is that!

Kurichan said...

Ralph actually made a choc ripple cake once when we were living in AZ. He made his own birthday cake for his 40th---a Mt McKinley with a base to celebrate his summit! I was amazed at how CAKEY (is that a word?) it was--it was really nice and I don't know why I haven't had another once since! he used Grandma's brand cookies, I think. YUM!

Tatersmama said...

Jientje, ( I just love pronouncing your name, now that I know how to do it!) The cake IS beautiful. Rich. moist and delicious!
Helen, I sent you a link for conversions - did you get it?
Hun you can drop in anytime! My door is always open to friends... and the kettle is always on!
Kurichan, The next time we get together, you can do the poppers and I'll make the cake... or visa versa! Or we can do them TOGETHER! Oh... and I'll have a Dr. Pepper too! ;-)
Have you ordered any seeds yet? I'm still mulling them over, but I want some good ol' heirloom tomatoes and some collards!

Irregular Kiki said...

I love this recipe! Here is another great photo of the cake, with the recipe:
My cake never turns out that perfect either. I have just uploaded some photos of my one on my blog.
It's a great dessert!


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