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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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Nintendo Game Inspiration: S’mores from Overcooked!

Today is Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Pretty much every weekend this summer we’ve been having an Overcooked! for Nintendo Switch marathon.

Overcooked! Video Game

We’re working on beating the Campfire Cook Off one right now.

Overcooked!

It’s so difficult, I don’t know why. Actually I do know why, I either fall off the stairs or get the recipes mixed up on the level we’re working on right now. Adding two sausages instead of a bacon and sausage, I’ve been out of my element lately, but we’re hoping to beat it this weekend. We’re note even getting close to 3 stars at the moment! Trying some different strategies and we noticed that you can only pull so many meats at a time from the bin, otherwise they disappear.

Overcooked! Video Game

Here is the recipe for the strawberry and the banana s’mores.

Wish us luck in beating the game!

Nintendo Game Inspiration: S'mores from Overcooked! | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 1-4
  • Difficulty: Easy to difficult
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Strawberry and banana s'mores, quite good!


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Ingredients

    NINTENDO GAME INSPIRATION: S’MORES FROM OVERCOOKED!:
  • Wood from the backpack, chopped
  • A plate
  • Graham crackers (we like to pre-plate them)
  • Marshmallows from the backpack, chopped
  • Strawberries from the bin, chopped
  • Bananas from the bin, chopped
  • Chocolate from the bin, chopped

Directions

    NINTENDO GAME INSPIRATION: S’MORES FROM OVERCOOKED!:
  1. Roast the marshmallows over the campfire by throwing from your place behind the counter, adding chopped wood to feed the fire as needed.
  2. Grab the marshmallows off of the fire with a plate.
  3. Chop the strawberries, bananas, and chocolate.
  4. Assemble them into a s’more.
  5. Deliver to the service window on time to fulfill the order before it falls off, you want a good tip!

Strawberry and Banana S'mores | Erica Robbin

Happy gaming! What level are you on?

Also do you like your marshmallows lightly toasted or burned like charcoal on the outside with ooey-gooey centers?

Nintendo Game Inspiration: S'mores from Overcooked! | Erica Robbin

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Nintendo Game Inspiration: Pizza from Overcooked!

Nintendo Game Inspiration: Pizza from Overcooked! | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 1-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Pizza inspired recipe from the game Overcooked!

Ok, Overcooked! is one of the best games ever made. I admit, we play it all day and way past midnight sometimes, it’s so addicting. Time really flies when you’re having fun!

It’s also a game that tests your relationships, family and friends. If you want to see someone through all seasons of life, through all emotions, happy, excited, frustrated, sad, mad, you’ll get it all in this game. Time runs out and you’ll see it all after just a few rounds. Hehe.

Here is my recipe for the homemade pizza from the first game. We beat the first game several months ago. That spaghetti monster was most difficult though! I love the music, especially how it speeds up at the end when time is running out! We’re on the 2nd edition now, special editions like the Campfire CookOff and Surf ‘n’ Turf.

I used the breadstick dough from my breadsticks recipe:
Easy Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks

I used the tomato sauce from my recipe:
Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce from Scratch


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Ingredients

    NINTENDO GAME INSPIRATION: PIZZA FROM OVERCOOKED!:
  • A plate
  • Pizza dough (my recipe: Easy Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks)
  • Pizza sauce (my recipe: Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce from Scratch) but you could certainly use just tomatoes, just roast them in the oven at different stages for depth of flavor
  • Cheese, grated or chopped in this case, any variety such as mozzarella, colby jack, cheddar
  • Toppings as desired, perhaps sausage just like in the game

Directions

    NINTENDO GAME INSPIRATION: PIZZA FROM OVERCOOKED!:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C).
  2. Layer pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings over dough.
  3. Bake directly on rack until cheese is melted and cooked through (this depends on what dough you use, I lightly prebake mine when making homemade by itself on a pan, then layer ingredients, then bake it again to finish it directly on the rack so it isn’t soggy).
  4. Remove the pizza using the plate.
  5. Deliver on time to the service window to fulfill the order before it falls off and you lose all your tips!


Homemade Pizza | Erica Robbin

Homemade Pizza & Spaghetti Sauce | Erica Robbin

Overcooked! Video Game

Happy gaming! What level are you on?

Nintendo Game Inspiration: Pizza from Overcooked! | Erica Robbin