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Best Chocolatey Puffed Wheat Cake Ever

My son-in-law had a childhood memory of the perfect puffed wheat cake. After decades of sampling and searching, he was interested when one of his employees brought a pan of very chocolatey puffed wheat cake to a potluck lunch at work. My son-in-law tried it, and there it was – the texture and taste he remembered. The young man emailed the recipe to my son-in-law who shared it with me. 

This puffed wheat cake is gooey, chocolatey, and memorable. The gentleman found it on line at a site called Mennonite Girls Can Cook, but they credit the Best of Bridge ladies, who credit their Auntie Edith. My auntie made a similar one, so I am sharing it today in case any of you are looking for some chocolatey goodness this summer. The recipe comes with a caution to resist the temptation to cut just a little piece for yourself because you’ll never stop nibbling. It even happened to me, and I usually prefer a caramel puffed wheat cake.  

Best Chocolatey Puffed Wheat Cake Ever

Ingredients:

½ cup of butter

1 cup of Roger’s Golden Syrup

1 cup of white sugar

¼ cup of brown sugar

6 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla

10 cups of puffed wheat

Method:

Combine butter, syrup, sugars, and cocoa powder in a heavy saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. It is important to take at least ten minutes to bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat. Rushing the process, using a higher temperature, can result in a slightly gritty chocolate sauce. As soon as it boils, remove the pot from heat and add the vanilla.

Pour the hot chocolate sauce over the puffed wheat and stir until all of the puffed wheat is coated.

Press into a greased 9 by 13-inch pan. Dampen your hands to press mixture evenly. 

 

 

Comments (11)

  • Anne Ellenberger (Wilson) September 12, 2018 at 08:56 pm

    Thanks for posting this Maureen. I remember my mom making one very similar to this growing up and have recently been looking for a recipe that would emulate what I remembered from my youth. This one did. Yum,

  • Sakina Madini July 15, 2018 at 01:06 am

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I like puffed wheat cake with the chocolate it's more delicious and the kids love it. I will try it soon.

  • Gayle Senger July 8, 2018 at 03:31 pm

    Thanks. I have been looking for a recipe like this for
    Years. I lost my old one. Perfect for summer picnics. Also pleasant to read your stories. Take care.

  • Sylvia Chave July 3, 2018 at 09:58 pm

    I am not sure I have ever had blonde puffed wheat cake. Are you going to give us that recipe soon? Adding this one to my box.

  • Darlene Aitken July 3, 2018 at 04:33 pm

    I had to “import” puffed wheat from Lloydminster through a broker (my sister-in-law) over the weekend. This recipe is very timely as I will make a “batch” for the weekend. Thanks!

  • marion murawsky July 3, 2018 at 04:27 pm

    Great recipe!!!
    I too love both types of puffed wheat cake. Think I will have to make both and do a taste test. LOL

  • Chad Kozar July 3, 2018 at 04:00 pm

    This is the best puffed wheat cake recipe, you will not be disappointed!!! The only problem, it seems to disappear quickly at our house

  • Hot Sauce July 3, 2018 at 02:41 pm

    I agree with Helen Davis! We used to make a very chocolatey puffed wheat cake as kids, and my sister and I were often too impatient to put it into a pan and wait for it to set into a cake. We would grab a couple of spoons and eat it right out of the bowl! Soooo delicious!

  • The Boy July 3, 2018 at 01:10 pm

    Chocolate is just a health food when you get right down to it and therefore should never be eaten in moderation. Secondly,it's always best to hide the container when company comes over because.......well, you know why. There's only so much healthy PWC in that pan!

  • Helen Davis July 3, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Yummo! Chocolate has always been my favourite puffed wheat cake. But you see that photo of you pouring it into the pan? Most times my "single serving" of the whole thing...it never sees the pan. Right out of the bowl..when no one else is looking...best ever! Thanks, Maureen.

  • Dianne Peterson July 3, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    It must be the time of year for puffed wheat cake to be in our memories, as I have just purchased a bag of puffed wheat, and planned to make a batch this week. What great timing.
    I enjoy the Mennonite Girls Can Cook site for recipes, they often work out for me. But alas i have heard that they are no longer going to have the website. (sad face)
    I will make your recipe, and will try not to eat it all myself!!

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