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Nintendo Game Inspiration: Honey Chocolate Cake from Overcooked!

What can I say? This is an awesome game!

Overcooked! Video Game

For this recipe I attempted to use the 4 ingredients as outlined in the game, those being egg, flour, chocolate, and honey.

Overcooked!

Unfortunately my first attempt fell flat as a pancake and when I tried redeeming it, that one caved too. I ultimately fixed it but only had enough ingredients for one single rounded pan so that’s why it’s only one layer as you can see in the photo.

Nonetheless here is the final recipe I ended up using. It is more like a traditional vanilla butter cake. I just couldn’t get the rise and texture to be sponge like with the honey in there no matter the amount, so I converted it to a regular cake recipe with the addition of butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, salt, as well as cinnamon and nutmeg for an autumn flavor.

I think a lot of my lack of success had to do with the humidity because my whipped chocolate ganache would not hold either. This part still tasted good and I still stand by the ganache recipe because it is one I use all the time, just not when it’s 100% humidity.

This final recipe is so delicious!

Nintendo Game Inspiration: Honey Chocolate Cake from Overcooked! | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 1-4 servings
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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With only 4 ingredients, this was a fun and challenging cake to make!


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Ingredients

    HONEY CHOCOLATE CAKE:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • CHOCOLATE ICING:

  • 6 oz 80% dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • WHIPPED CHOCOLATE GANACHE PIPING:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • HONEYCOMB DECOR CHOPPED:

  • Honeycomb, chopped

Directions

    HONEY CHOCOLATE CAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree (177 C)
  2. Prepare two 9 inch cake pans with parchment rounds, lightly grease sides.
  3. Whip butter and sugar until pale using mixer.
  4. Stir in honey and vanilla.
  5. Stir in egg yolks that have been lightly beaten.
  6. Gently fold one-third of egg whites that have been beaten to soft peaks.
  7. Sift half of the flour mixture (flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg) over top and gently fold in.
  8. Gently fold in remaining egg whites.
  9. Divide batter between prepared pans, bake for 18-22 minutes, until cooked through.
  10. Transfer to cooling rack. After completely cool, may cut into layers and level as desired.
  11. CHOCOLATE ICING:

  12. Melt chocolate and stir in honey.
  13. CHOCOLATE WHIPPED GANACHE PIPING:

  14. Warm up heavy whipping cream and add chocolate, allow to melt and become smooth, then whip until soft peaks.
  15. ASSEMBLY:

  16. For cake assembly, smear a bit of icing onto surface of desired serving plate, top with one cake layer.
  17. Apply thin layer of chocolate icing and top with next layer and remaining chocolate icing.
  18. Pipe border around cake edges and middle with whipped chocolate ganache.
  19. Top with honey comb.
  20. Don’t forget to plate and serve on time, the customers are hungry!

Let me know if you have ever played this game and what level you are currently on in the comments below!

 

 

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Banana Cake Swiss Roll

Banana and Cream Cheese Swiss Roll | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Creamy and delicious!

I love making swiss rolls. They just add a bit of fun, elegance, and unique interest to the traditional cake. This particular recipe is light, creamy, and delicious. I like to add walnuts for a bit of nutty flavor and texture.


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Ingredients

    BANANA AND CREAM CHEESE SWISS ROLL:
  • 2 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated (1 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Powdered sugar (for rolling if not using parchment lined pan)
  • BANANA AND CREAM CHEESE SWISS ROLL FILLING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature

Directions

    BANANA AND CREAM CHEESE SWISS ROLL:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 C).
  2. Mix together bananas, eggs, and sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and add to wet mixture.
  4. Stir in citrus juice and vanilla.
  5. Spread batter onto 9×13 inch parchment lined or greased baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle nuts over top.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes until just done (do not over bake as a dry cake will be difficult to roll).
  8. While cake is warm, either roll with parchment paper in place or place cake with walnut side down onto tea towel generously sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  9. Allow rolled cake to cool completely with seam side down.
  10. BANANA AND CREAM CHEESE SWISS ROLL FILLING:

  11. Whip heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks, set aside.
  12. In a separate bowl, whip cream cheese until smooth.
  13. In batches, add whipped cream to cream cheese and mix until creamy.
  14. BANANA AND CREAM CHEESE SWISS ROLL ASSEMBLY:

  15. Carefully unroll cake.
  16. Smooth filling over top and reroll.
  17. Garnish as desired.

Let me know what your favorite cakes and fillings are in the comments below!

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