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August 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to me! Ok, so not me, but this food blog. I can’t believe it was one year ago today I started writing about food. I look back to that first entry (see Herbed Chicken and Broccoli Quiche) and I remember how exciting it was to have a post on my little blog. I’m glad to report that one year later, I still get that excited about food and about sharing it with you.

Publix Chocolate Overload Cake

What better way to celebrate than with one of my favorites, chocolate of course! This slice of decadent goodness came from Publix. It’s what they like to call Chocolate Overload and I can see how it gets its name! Two big pieces of moist chocolate cake sandwich a rich chocolate ganache filling with walnuts and chocolate chips. On top is a thin layer of chocolate frosting with chocolate chips, walnuts, and chocolate drizzle.

So, how’s it taste?

Yep, you guessed it, pretty awesome! It comes refrigerated, but I recommend letting it warm up to room temperature before you dig in. Torture I know. I sliced off a bite last night because I couldn’t wait and the ganache was too hard at the cooler temperature. So this morning I left the cake out a bit and then dug in! The cake has a light chocolate flavor matched perfectly with the super rich ganache. I love the crunch of the walnut and chocolate chips you get in every bite. It makes an excellent birthday breakfast with a glass of cold milk. That’s right folks, this was breakfast. Would you expect any less from this chocoholic?

Now on to opening the birthday gift and I’ve decided to share it with you! I’ve got a treat for one lucky So, How’s It Taste? reader! Going along with the chocolate theme, I’m giving away a copy of Mmmm…Chocolate. A cute little purple cookbook all about chocolate. Here’s a teaser of some of the recipes inside: Chocolate Chunk Muffins, Chocolate Brownie Cake, Hot Chocolate Souffle, and White Chocolate Truffles. Yum!


To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to eat chocolate. Is it cake? A truffle? Ice cream? Or just a bar of it?

For up to three additional entries (please leave a separate comment for any of these you do):

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One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible comments. U.S. residents only please. Commenting closes at 7:00 a.m. CT on Wednesday, August 11. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Good luck!

And the winner is…Kaye! Her favorite way to eat chocolate is homemade chocolate sauce over warm vanilla cake. And I agree with her that there isn’t any bad way to eat chocolate!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated and helped me celebrate turning one! I think we should all go eat a piece of chocolate right now!

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  • Erin @ OneParticular Kitchen August 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Happy birthday! 🙂 My favorite way to eat chocolate? I have to choose one?? I think I'd have to go with chocolate cake w/chocolate frosting if I absolutely had to commit.

  • Brecca Theele August 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Maggiano's Zapato Cake is my all time fav. way to eat chocolate, but Chocolate pie comes in a close second. Happy Birthday So How's it Taste! I love reading about your adventure deliciousness!!

  • Lavenia Kaye August 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Happy Birthday! My favorite way to eat chocolate is homemade chocolate sauce over warm vanilla cake. But there really isn't any bad way to eat chocolate is there?

  • clarisse August 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Happy Birthday ! My favorite way to eat chocolate is a cake that looks like the one you treated yourself with, but smaller : a chocolate cupcake (even better with raspberries in the cake)… oh, yummmm !

  • Lindsay August 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is… well, any way! 🙂 Though if I HAD to choose one I'd pick truffles. Such a decadent indulgence.

  • Sarah August 8, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    My favorite way to each chocolate is with cake. I love chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

  • Sarah August 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    ice cream… yum!

  • cricket August 9, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I cannot believe it's already been a whole year. My mom's homemade from scratch, stir on the stove till your arms fall off, chocolate pudding is the best way to eat chocolate. Oh, and if you can find a clear crystal goblet to mimic the the pudding commercials of our youth, well, then it will taste that much better!

  • Denise August 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! It's hard to believe it's been a whole year since you were born!!! Here's to many more!!! Oh, I like my chocolate straight or with flavoring…any which way–brownies are my pick if I have to choose just one!

  • Lesley August 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I'm with Lindsay–any way is a good way. Well, except when it's mixed with hot spices. I'm not a fan of the "hot" chocolate. But my favorite thing is cake layered with ganache. Yummm.

  • Shannon August 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I think I would have to say I love to eat chocolate cake. But I also enjoy chocolate ice cream….ahhh, decisions, decisions..

  • Rmd_Foodie February 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Hello! Is it possible to get the recipe for this Chocolate Overload cake? I’d really like to make it for my friend’s birthday next week! Thanks!

    • Leah February 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      Hi! I didn’t make this cake, it was purchased at a Publix grocery store in their bakery department. Sorry, I don’t have the recipe.