How do I celebrate the Super Bowl? By baking a chocolate cake! Super Bowl Sunday is all about the food. It doesn’t matter what nationality you are...bring on the Super Bowl feast!
We were invited to a Sicilian Super Bowl party! Oh yes! Our darling friend’s parents are like our other set of parents. They are just dolls. They used to have a pizzeria for many years and they cook like it’s nobody’s business! So when they send an invitation our way, we are just a little bit excited!
I, of course, volunteered to bake a couple of things. Hubby brought the lasagne. I had to make a moist and wonderful chocolate cake. Hubby was requesting no icing. He just wanted a little powdered sugar on top. Every one else loves icing. Gobs of icing; I think I found a fair compromise. Don’t you?
Some of the spread: pizza, some salami, olives, and cheese. Frittatas with peas.
On the left is an olive tray with artichokes and some fresh veggies. THE BEST LASAGNE EVER! And to the right are some buffalo wings and hot sauce. They deep fried the buffalo wings out back.
Some delicious ribs! They were smokin’ on the grill and so good!
We had a wonderful day. We watched a little soccer and snacked. Then we waited for the game to start. We watched the game. The nonnas were playing cards. My lil’ guy was learning how to play the Italian card game named Scopa with Nonna Maria.
Here are the hosts! The ladies were making fun of Nonno Sal because he found an apron to put on after he dirtied his shirt outside. To the right of Nonno are the buffalo wings I told you about and some burgers! They just celebrated their 50th Anniversary!
How did you celebrate the Super Bowl? What food did you make or what did you eat at a party?
I like to make this recipe in a Bundt pan. The cake is moist and full of rich chocolate flavor. It’s a hit at every party!
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
yields about 8-10 slices-depending on how thick you slice;)
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup cake flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and flour a Bundt pan or a 11 x 7 inch baking pan.
Create a double boiler by filling a saucepan with 2 inches of water and bringing it to a boil. Place unsweetened chocolate in a stainless steel mixing bowl (I used glass) and set on top of simmering water,
Allow mixture to melt–do not stir right away, When chocolate has melted, stir it with a whisk. Allow to cool at room temperature
In a medium sized bowl, sift the cake flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
In your mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract on medium-high speed until it is light and fluffy (approximately 3 minutes). Stop the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs one at a time. Scrape the sides of the bowl after you add each egg.
With a spatula, scrape the melted unsweetened chocolate into the mix and on medium-low speed combine. Stop the mixer and scrape the bowl with your spatula and combine more with your spatula.
Turn your mixer to low and add the flour in three parts and alternate with the buttermilk in 2 parts, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat two to three times after each addition. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl with your spatula after each addition. Make sure every thing is well blended.
Spoon the luscious batter into your prepared pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry. Allow to cool completely before adding your drizzle or frosting.
Confectioner’s Sugar Glaze
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium sized bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk together. If you feel the glaze is too thin, add a little more confectioner’s sugar until you achieve the desired consistency.