Thu 16 Sep 2010
Editor’s Note: Because we’re experiencing something of a rebirth here at Nourish, we’re going back through our old emails and adding recipes that were handed to us by the readers and somehow slipped through the cracks. You can blame me, it’s okay. This recipe today comes to us from Riege of the Proudmoore Realm. Sorry it took so long, Riege. (These were very delicious, by the way.)
I would like to submit, for your consideration, the following delectable comestible! Ladies and gentlecreatures, I present to you…
Mor’vek’s Mojo Cakes
These delicious chocolate morsels were once only available by braving ravasaur and ooze, pterrordax and silithid, just to meet with Mor’vek in the bottom of Un’Goro and have him tell you that you must first embark upon a quest to harvest the rich cacao nibs that grow in the volcanic soil so coveted by druids…while facing more ravasaurs, oozes, pterrordaxes and silithids.
Now, thanks to the ingenious con-job…um…that is…perseverance by Shizzle, who finally made his flying machine and winged it back to Gadgetzan none the worse for wear, these treats can be yours…for a price!
1/2 cup unsalted butter (do not use margarine)
1 1/2 cups sugar (raw or turbinado is recommended)
3 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
assorted chopped nuts, chocolate chips, candy pieces (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 x 12 inch pan.
2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, water and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
3. Sift in cocoa and flour, and beat in remaining ingredients.
4. Spread batter into prepared pan.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Do not overcook.
These are great as is or frosted. To make frosting, combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Frost while still warm.