Dish Rack Chocolate Cake

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April 30, 2018


So about 2 years ago, I visited an IKEA in Dallas. I was with a Church Group, on a trip, so I was with my friends. We had a spending limit, so I just got my meal, but one of my friends cut one of his items to get a slice of cake. We sat down and I tried a bite of it, and it was delicious, I wanted more. Sadly, I couldn’t pay for one, so I just kept eating. When I was done, there was a dish rack to put your trays and leftovers in. I went over to it, and saw a tray with an entire slice of uneaten cake! One bite had been taken, it was fine. I took it, and ate in in secret to not be judged for eating stranger’s cake. I ate it, it was delicious, that’s the whole story. That’s it. Not my favourite dessert, or favourite memory, but its the most notable dessert memory. The end. That’s it. The end.

Gram's Pumpkin Pie

(servings)|(time to cook)[1]


  • 2/3 cup (150 gram) butter, melted
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (240 gram) white sugar
  • 1/3 cup (40 gram) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla sugar
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon (120 gram ) all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt


Preheat the oven to 347 F° 175 C°.

Grease a springform pan ( 8-inch or 20 cm ) with butter and sprinkle cocoa powder to coat.

Add the melted butter in a large bowl.

Add sugar, cocoa powder, and salt and with a large whisk combine.

Whisk in one egg at the time, followed by vanilla bean paste.

Sift in the flour, and with a whisk combine, until it is lump free.

Pour batter in the prepared springform pan and smooth out.

The batter will be very thick.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the top has hardened. The center should still be soft. ( i bake it for 18 minutes.)

Cool the cake completely, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Just before serving, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar, cut the cake, serve and enjoy some Fika, Swedish-style.


  1. Auguste Escoffier (1907), Le Guide culinaire.