Grilled Chocolate

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Yield: about 4 dozen pieces, 16 servings

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Grilled cheese: slices of cheese between slices of bread, grilled till the bread is toasty and the cheese melted.

Grilled chocolate: chocolate bars between slices of pound cake, grilled till the cake is toasty and the chocolate melted.

Savory or sweet, there's just something about grilling that brings out the best in everything ? from cheddar cheese, to vanilla pound cake!

Read our blog about this dessert, with additional photos, at Bakers' Banter.

Grilled Chocolate

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quick-n-easy
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Yield: about 4 dozen pieces, 16 servings
Published: 01/01/2010

Ingredients

Cake

Filling

  • softened butter
  • three 6.8-ounce chocolate bars, the kind that break into small rectangles; we prefer Hershey's Special Dark chocolate

Directions

1) Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8" square cake pan; line it with parchment and grease the parchment, if you don't trust your pan to release the cake nicely.

2) Pour the prepared pound cake batter into the pan.

3) Bake the cake for about 40 minutes, till a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out without any clinging crumbs.

4) Allow the cake to cool for about 10 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack to cool completely.

5) When you're ready to make grilled chocolate sandwiches, slice the cake in long strips, about 3/8" thick.

6) Butter one side of each strip.

7) Space three chocolate rectangles along the unbuttered side of half the strips. Top with the remaining cake strips, buttered-side up.

8) Cut each strip in thirds crosswise, cutting between the pieces of chocolate.

9) Cook the cake sandwiches on a griddle preheated to about 325°F to 350°F; or in a frying pan set over medium heat. Cook till the cake is golden and the chocolate melted, about 2 minutes per side. Hint: Cook one sandwich first, to test the temperature/timing.

10) Serve as is, or with a scoop of ice cream.

Yield: 4 dozen pieces, about 16 servings.

Reviews

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  • star rating 05/09/2010
  • Denise from Virginia
  • Since it is Strawberry season, I put sliced fresh strawberries on mine, and it was divine. I should have added some fresh strawberry sauce too. It really was awesome. Also, I made mine on my panini maker so I didn't have to handle the delicate cake at all - just on and off. I switched over to the flat plates of course.
  • 08/23/2009
  • DOREEN MANZI from REVERE MA
  • oH THIS RECIPE WAS WONDERFUL THANK YOU FOR ALL THE NICE RECIPES I GET TO PASS ON TO EVERYONE.
  • 08/21/2009
  • Laurie from Adams MA
  • WOW!! I would butter the pan and then add the cake slices, which is how I do "grilled cheese"- lessening the amount of butter. And this would work well for the decadent chocolate recipe file! Very easy to make!
  • 08/21/2009
  • dotti bee from ohio
  • gourmet s'mores??? db
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