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
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
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.
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