Chocolate Bark Recipe
(No Tempering Required)
Want to do something fun and different for a birthday cake? Tired of the traditional birthday cakes with too much icing and not enough chocolate? This fun alternative is a cross between the two most popular chocolate recipes: Cake Pops and Chocolate Bark.
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You’ll Also Need:
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Baking Sheet
9 x 13 x 1 works best for amount of chocolate - sides ideally 1" tall
- Food Processor (if you have one)
Double Boiler or Insert
Bake cake according to package directions in any size cake pan.
Remove cake from oven, trim off edges of cake and immediately dump into a large bowl.
It's easiest to use a food processor, but you can use a fork for this step. Break up the cake into crumbs and then combine the frosting with the cake. If you're doing this using a fork, it's easier to do it while the cake is still warm.
Place bowl in refrigerator until mixture is cool.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. This baking sheet should have sides that are at least 1 inch tall.
- Melt 1/2 of the chocolate according to instructions that came with your Chocoley chocolate.
Ideally, use a double boiler (or a double boiler insert). Do not let the water touch the bottom of the double boiler. Only let the water simmer. Do not allow it to boil or you may burn the chocolate.
If you must use a microwave, melt on medium heat for short periods being very careful not to overheat the chocolate.
Pour chocolate into a waxed paper coated baking sheet (9 x 13 x 1) and spread with a spatula until even. Place in refrigerator until set (about 10 minutes).
Once it has set, remove chocolate from refrigerator and spread the cake and icing mixture over it.
Melt remaining half of chocolate according to the instructions. Pour remaining chocolate over the cake mixture and place in the refrigerator. If you want to add sprinkles to the chocolate, do this before the chocolate sets.
- OPTION: Remove bark from refrigerator and decorate away with Drizzle & Design Chocolate. Melt your Drizzle & Design White Chocolate following the directions that came with the product. For a festive look, use white D&D and add coloring oil - make sure that the coloring oil is not cold or the chocolate will seize.
Seal in an airtight container until ready to serve. Store at room temperature in low humidity.
Tip: Dip the bottom of candles in melted chocolate and place around the cake!