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SMOKEY CHOCOLATE CAKE ON A BBQ

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON GREEN MOUNTAIN GRILLS

GMGs not only produce great dinners but are the perfect way to step out of the box with desserts. We’ve created a rich, decadent and smokey cake made with espresso and smoked almonds. Enjoy!

PREP TIME

2 Hrs (Incl. Smoking time)

COOK TIME

60 Mins

FEEDS

4-6

DIFFICULTY

Easy

INGREDIENTS

For The Recipe:
2 CupsSugar
2 Cups
All-purpose flour
1 Cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tsp.White vinegar
1 1/2 Tsp.Espresso grounds
1 1/2 Tsp.Salt
2 Tsp.Vanilla extract
1 1/4 CupMilk (chocolate milk works even better)
½ Cup 
Canola oil
2Large eggs
3/4 Cup
Boiling water
For the Frosting
1½ CupsSoftened butter
1 CupUnsweetened cocoa
5 CupsConfectioner’s sugar
3/4 CupMilk (again chocolate milk=better)
1 Tsp. Espresso grounds
1/2 CupWhole almonds

DIRECTIONS

  • Start by smoking your almonds for 2 hours at 150f, then chop to a fine consistency (this step can be done days in advance).
  • Turn your GMG to 350 degrees, and use a light smoking pellet. (We recommend Traeger Apple Wood). 
  • Mix your cake together by first adding your dry ingredients and stirring together.
  • Next add the wet ingredients and combine with a mixer.
  • The final step is to add the boiling water slowly, while continuing to mix, finish by turning your mixer to high for 1 min.
  • Place in two buttered 8in round pans. Smoke at 350f for 30-40 min or until a toothpick comes out dry, (rotate pans and spin after 20 min).
  • If possible use cookie cooling racks or a second shelf to lift the pans off the grate for more even cooking.
  • While your cake is cooking, mix your frosting ingredients together and stir on high for a whipped consistency.
  • Allow your cakes to cool completely for assembling.

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