Friday, May 20, 2016

Restaurant Recreations #6 Bland Farms Chocolate Cake With A Shocking Secret Ingredient

No one will expect what makes it so moist and rich...LOL
Restaurant Recreations #6 Bland Farms Chocolate Cake With A Shocking Secret Ingredient 

Years ago when Vidalia Sweet Onions first showed up on the market, the company that put them out, Bland Farms, had a catalogue that sold onions and other onion containing items. One was this cake.
Instead of the applesauce some bakers add to replace SOME of the butter or oil, they added pureed Vidalia Onions. Well, me and my ex bought that cake and lemme tell you it was GOOOOOOOOOOOD!.
You could NOT taste the onion at all! So I figured since because they dont make it anymore, Ill try and recreate it, myself.
The only thing Im not doing the same as the original is making the frosting out of LARD. Im going to be using BUTTER.

Heres the cake from the Wayback Machine

     2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup butter
1 medium pureed VIDALIA Onion (about a half cup puree)
    4 eggs
     1 T vanilla
    2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup Valrhona Cocoa
    4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
    1 cup milk

Pre-heat the oven to 350oF
Grease and flour 2 round cake pans. Set aside.

Mix the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder, in a large bowl with a whisk, set aside

With a hand blender whip the butter and sugar, then add the eggs, milk, vanilla and onion.

Add in the Flour mixture and beat until smooth,

Pour into the two pans and bake 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool upside down on wire racks.

Dump a can of Strawberry Pie Filling in a food processor and pulse till chunky.

Place one cake upside down on a cake plate and spread it with the pie filling. Top with the other cake.
You will not use it all.

Make the Frosting, Then frost the cake with it,


1 pound unsalted butter., Slightly softened
Splash Vanilla
6 oz Dark chocolate, melted, room temp
2 cups Confectioners Sugar
2 tubs Snack Pack Chocolate Pudding

Put the butter in a big bowl ad using a hand mixer, beat the butter till white and fluffy, add the vanilla, beat more. Add the sugar, and beat till even fluffier, Add the pudding and beat about 2 mins, add the chocolate and beat for 3 more mins.

Spread on cake. You will not use it all.

Refrigerate it and/or freeze it