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Cauliflower Poke Cake

CIC headerWelcome to the first Crazy Ingredient Challenge!
Each month several wonderful bloggers and me have to come up with a dish tha combines two ingredients you would normally not put together :)
This months challenge was: Cauliflower and Chocolate!

I always say that I can make a dessert out of everything! I’m serious – there is barely anything that hasn’t got a sweet touch from me yet (still working on developing my ground turkey cake to perfection). So I knew I would have to turn these two ingredients into a dessert also.
I have done a little research on the internet, but could only find chocolate cauliflower cakes. I didn’t want that, because I knew the chocolate would first of all take away the unique taste and you also wouldn’t be able to see that there is cauliflower in it. So I had to come up with something different.
A Cauliflower Poke Cake it was :)

You get the unique cauliflower taste, but combined with sweetness, topped of with creamy chocolate.
Lordy lord, this cake was great in texture also. Fluffy, moist and even after 3 days no change :)
Not your everyday cake, but well worth serving at least once in your life!

cauliflower poke cake recipe

Cauliflower Poke Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
What you need
For the Cake:
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower, thawed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
For the Topping:
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk
How you make it
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F
  2. Line a 8 inch brownie pan with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and sugar
  4. In a blender mix egg, chocolate chips, cauliflower, milk and oil until smooth
  5. Fold wet ingredients into dry ones until just combined
  6. Pour batter in baking form and bake for 35 minutes
  7. Immediately after taking it out of the oven poke holes with the end of a wooden spoon into the cake
  8. Prepare pudding with only 2 cups of milk instead of 3 and pour (while still liquid) over cake
  9. Place in fridge for at least 3 hours before serving

Now let’s have a look at what all others have created with those two crazy ingredients! Pure deliciousness!
If you want to join next month, simply click on the little button below :)
Do you dare taking the challenge?!


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  1. I would love to try this. I really want to stick my finger in the icing and get a big lick of it! I am so excited to be a part of this challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has brought to the party. Hurry up link up time!
    Thank you for hosting this challenge!

  2. This challenge was a lot of fun and my husband thought it total nuts but when I start feeding him ‘surprise’ dishes and tell him after, we’ll see how crazy he thinks it is then. lol
    your cake looks very moist and yummy. I’d love a slice right now.

  3. This looks yummylicious!!! This challenge was awesome and forced me to think outside the cookbook. Looking forward to next month and also for more link ups so I can keep finding more chocolate & cauliflower recipes.

  4. This looks delicious Jutta… I loved this challenge and trying to figure out what I was going to make and enjoy going around and seeing what others did. You did a great job with this and can’t wait until next months challenge.

  5. This looks awesome Jutta! Thanks so much for setting up this challenge for us. Can’t wait to see what the ingredients are next month!

  6. Looks fantastic! I may need to try this one too! Thanks for the first challenge it has been so much fun!
    Jenni’s Ferris Wheel of Food

  7. I’m so mad at myself that I didn’t get my challenge recipe done in time!! I had everything bought too, just didn’t get it made in time this week!! :( Your cake sounds good Jutta! Never would have thought to add cauliflower to a cake!!

  8. Thanks for such a great challenge, Jutta. I’ve never made a poke cake before, but yours looks so moist and yummy that I’m going to have to try one soon.

  9. I love this idea Jutta!

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