Monday, February 6, 2012

Hot Mocha Fudge Cake and Superbowl Statistics

Hot Mocha Fudge Cake

Food Diary (February 05, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Spaghetti with caramelised onion sauce
Dinner: Sandwich, pickled vegetables
Baking/sweets:  Hot Mocha Fudge Cake

Even though the recipe for this Hot Mocha Fudge Cake comes from the Cooking Light magazine, it is certainly not light on flavor.  On the contrary, the cake is quite rich with a very deep flavor. The flavors linger in your taste buds well after the cake is gone. It is quite tempting to go back for more, great test of willpower.

The Hot Mocha Fudge Cake is incredibly easy to make, slightly gooey inside with a crispy crust. The recipe is available here.

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Food statistics for Superbowl is staggering. More than 1.25 billion chicken wings will be consumed over the weekend. That's four wings for every person in the U.S. You need two chickens to produce four wings. I wonder what happens to all the chicken.

An estimated 4.4 million pizzas will be ordered from Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza and Papa John's on Sunday. About 12 million adults will go to a restaurant or bar to watch the game. Another 48 million adults are expected to order takeout or delivery.

Health food is also making its mark. According to Grimmway Farms, one of the biggest distributors of baby-cut carrots, carrot consumption is 25% higher on Super Bowl Sunday than on a typical Sunday. 71.4 million pounds of avocado’s are expected to be consumed on Sunday.

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35 comments:

  1. That's an incredible amount of wings! I had no idea. But, I have seen a lot of blogs recently all talking about what they will be cooking to enjoy while watching the game and there is an incredible number of buffalo wing recipes.

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    1. 4 wings per person is a lot and if we exclude vegetarians etc it will be more than 4 per person.

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  2. I read similar statistics and it's shocking!

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  3. It is quite amazing what a big deal Super Bowl food has become. Personally, there is not enough good food in the world to induce me to watch American football.

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    1. You don't like wings that much I guess!

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  4. They can keep the wings, I'll take the rest of the chicken.
    The fudge cake looks so perfect... like a beautifully risen souffle!

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    1. There would be a lot of extra chicken lying around somewhere, perhaps looking for takers. Caveat: most are hormone powered:)

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  5. I'm interested in Superbowl food, not so much the Superbowl itself! :P

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    1. Same, I have no interest in the game, don't understand it

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  6. The Ho Mocha Fudge Cake looks and sounds irresistible. I always add a bit of coffee to boost my chocolate cake, but I wonder how it would taste with an important coffee amounts.
    Talking about chicken parts... I always wonder what they do in supermarkets with the carcass I would use to make a stock. I'm sure they grind everything and transform the frozen nuggets, frozen burgers and other junk food. I find it incredible people in the US are so crazy for sports events. In Europe many people hate popular sports events (certainly most women and many men I know hate football, which is the most popular sport). On the other hand sports are not as important in schools here...

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    1. Coffee and choc is really amazing.
      I am curious about the carcass as well. I once saw a supermarket selling beef bones but that was once only. Maybe the restaurants buy it? Or the companies producing stock? I would buy it if I saw it.

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    2. When I once asked my butcher for a bone (I was buying some beef for a kind of stock dish), I have got two bones for free (actually I asked for pork bones but he was ready to give me beef bones too). Of course it's different in supermarkets, although the supermarket for restaurants I go to (I think I told you about it: they have lots of fish but I have to gut and scale the small ones) sells regularly marrow bones cut into pieces. I must buy them once.
      I suppose the carcass can also be used to feed animals... I have nothig against if it's cat food or dog food, but apart from free-range and organic labels I think animals we eat are still fed with other animals' bones, meat etc. transformed into forage. (I hope I'm wrong)

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    3. Those marrow bones are excellent and very expensive considering that there is only a small amount of marrow that we can eat.
      I know that chicken bones and feathers can be turned into feed and fed to the chicken. This does not sound too good but it happens.

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    4. Mr. Three-Cookies, you should come shopping here ;-) The marrow bones I see are I think as cheap as bread here. It's the least expensive butcher's item I have ever seen, so maybe I really need to taste them.
      It doesn't sound good indeed. Once more I'm happy to buy certified chickens fed only grains.

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    5. You are lucky, marrow is really delicious, and healthy

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  7. Well, at least in addition to the wings, people are eating carrots and avocados? Hmm. I had none of the above. And just ate my normal everyday food.

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  8. That hot mocha fudge cake looks really good.

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  9. That cake has me drooling all over my keyboard ;)

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  10. Wow amazing stats. I am not a fan so I was not watching the Superbowl. I did stream Madonna's performance a couple of hours later.

    Hot Mocha Fudge Cake: yummy. Love one portion treats too.

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    1. Hahaha watch the games for Madonnas performance:)

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  11. if only i had at that cake right now! DROOL!

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  12. I REALLY want that Hot Mocha Fudge Cake!!
    Mary x

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  13. GOSH!!! Amazing stats! and all in a weekend too!!

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    1. Priorities I guess. Its supposedly the second biggest eating event

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  14. Off to check out your Hot Mocha Fudge Cake...YUM!

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  15. I so enjoy reading your statistics about superbowl. I just don't want to imagine about how many chicken...>_< I ate way too much yesterday too, and I ate 2 pieces of chicken wings...

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  16. 2 wings is not too bad, that probably less than what most people are:)

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  17. I was in the US once for the Super Bowol and the fare our hosts put on for the game was bordering on ridiculous - so much greasy food. I'd rather eat your cake instead!

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