I’m going to go ahead and warn you right now.
If you, anyone in your family, neighborhood or circle of friends is on a diet, don’t even keep reading. It will just make you sad. This is not, I repeat, NOT a figure friendly recipe. However, if you are willing to live on the wild side, ditch your guilt, and maybe log a few extra minutes on the treadmill, prepare yourself for a blissful slice of chocolate cake that cannot be beat. And that’s saying something.
I first heard of this Triple Decker Chocolate Cake last November. You all know I teach a fitness class, right? It’s called Jump & Pump, and it’s, well, hard. Stairs, hills, squats, jump rope…all of your favorite exercises, perhaps? Yeah. I put my class through the ringer, and though they moan and groan during, for the most part, they are happy campers after.
Melinda took my morning class. God Bless her. It was 6:00 Monday morning. How awful. Anyway, the Monday before Thanksgiving, I put my class through a particularly unpleasant work out consisting of stairs, stairs and more stairs. They were thrilled, I’m sure. Melinda was a few flights below me when I heard her start talking about this cake. Something along the lines of how it was keeping her motivated to do her workout.
Something every exercise instructor wants to hear. Cake talk during class. Well, maybe not most instructors, but being that I am obsessed with baking, I’m not mad… I’m intrigued.
Right after a cardio boxing class, Melinda, Chuck (my boss), several other class attendees and I sit around the front desk and dive into what is quite possibly the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had. People walking into the fitness center look puzzled and/or jealous as they wonder why their head trainers, so dedicated to health and fitness, are scarfing down three rich layers of dark, rich cake…in our workout clothes no less.
1 cup cocoa
2 1/2 cups sugar
What ya need for the filling:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
Do not be amazed if you become the most popular neighbor/family member or best friend. Everyone will love you for this. I think it's absolutely perfect all year, but could be an extra special dessert for an important occasion. Try this...try this, try this!!!! Thanks Melinda!