What would the holiday season be without homemade caramels, I ask you? Caramels happened to make an appearance during last year's Sugar Rush. My mom's famous caramels to be exact. But this year I wanted to try a chocolate version
San Francisco chocolatier Michael Recchiuti prepared the gooey marshmallow topping for this exquisite chocolate cake on a porch at Prather Ranch using just a hot plate and a hand-cranked beater. Recchiuti decorated the marshmallow with shards of his own graham crackers, but store-bought ones work just fine.
Can I tell you something? I've cheated before. It happened when I was in 5th grade and taking a social studies test. I didn't know the capitol of South Dakota, or what its major exports were, and so... I cheated.
So light and moist and chocolaty that it’s pretty much cake in a loaf pan. But calling it bread and putting a vegetable in it makes it sound hip and healthy and appropriate for things other than dessert.