Um, yeah, OK, the title clearly isn't perverted and has no double meanings whatsoever and I so was not trying to insinuate anything when I just made it up on the spot. No way. Abso-freaking-lutely. Of course not. Yep. (=_=)' *sigh*
So, my cousin Nutti made these chocolate balls, which were heavenly apparently, for a Uni barbeque which I didn't attend. I was determined not to miss out on the chocolatey goodness, so I ditched everything yesterday and got around to dragging the recipe from Nutti and making it myself.
And let me tell you, it tastes DIVINE. I had some lingering doubts while making it, because there were moments when it seemed like it might be too chocolatey - yeah, as WTF as that sounds, such a thing is possible, yanno - but in the end, it tasted wonderful and perfect and gooey and just yum. So I thought I'd share the recipe. =)
I don't measure the ingredients in grams, but rather with utensils, so my apologies if anyone attempting this finds that inconvenient.
1 large mug of butter
1 1/2 mugs of powdered sugar
1 1/2 mugs of flour
5 tbsp of Cocoa powder
1 tsp of Baking Powder
Whisk the eggs, butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is light and frothy with no lumps. Dissolve the cocoa powder in some water (about half a glass) and add to the mixture. Whisk and then add the flour and baking powder. Add some water while whisking: best results when the batter is neither too viscous nor too liquid.
Heat the oven at 250 degrees for seven minutes. Grease a pan with oil or butter and pour in the cake batter. Bake at 220 degrees for fifteen minutes. (Stick a toothpick in afterwards; if it's not dry when pulled out, bake the cake for another five minutes)
Take out the cake and leave it to cool. Meanwhile, let's work on the cream and dip.
Cream (credits: Nutti. Dunno where she got it from)
1 tbsp of Cocoa powder
1/3 of a container of Crumpy spread (Alternatives: Pasta Nussa or Nutella)
4-5 large spoonfuls of Vanilla ice cream (or just dump in 1/3 of a medium container)
Dissolve the cocoa powder in a little water (it must not be too liquid nor too viscous). Add the Crumpy and vanilla ice cream and mix it all together. If it still tastes a little bitter, add a small tsp of powdered milk and mix.
Just mix 4 tbsp of Cocoa powder with one small container of condensed sweetener (that's gerikiru to you, Dhivehin). This is the moment when I first thought it'd be too chocolatey, but it works ^^
Next is the heartbreaking part. Take that beautiful chocolate cake you baked and totally destroy it. Squish it with your hands and fingers and crumble it all up (T_T). Pour in the cream and knead it well, until the crumbled cake becomes gooey and moist. Then roll it into balls of your desired size - my gosh, brain, do I need to bleach you - and pour the chocolate dip over them with a large spoon. (It's called a dip, but it's really quite sticky, so not that easy to dip in the chocolate balls. It's easier to just pour it over them).
And voila! Chocolatey gooeyness to fill your whole day with chocolatey bliss. xD Enjoy!