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A “Divine” Chocolate Giveaway And A DIVINE Triple Chocolate Cake

Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate

I planned on two posts this was going to be the second, the first is a recipe I am developing using Divine Chocolate, well this will be first because I have had some setbacks and the recipe didn’t turn out so it’s back to the drawing board. Stay tuned for another totally DIVINE recipe. The chocolate is fantastic and so is the company, owned and operated by the farmers it is truly a cooperative venture that is a recipe for success.  A Fair Trade product of outstanding quality you don’t get better than that.

Who doesn’t love chocolate, well I am sure there are a few that don’t and then there are those poor souls that are allergic. But for the rest of us and speaking for myself there is hardly a day that goes by that I don’t at least have a bite of chocolate. Since I discovered just how wonderful Divine Chocolate is, it’s always in my pantry and is now my go to chocolate for baking and eating,  I have partnered with the very lovely people at Divine for a fantastic giveaway, I know you will love this chocolate as much as I do and you will really love this Bakers collection.  Open to US residents only I am so sorry my friends abroad!! Just leave a comment here and I will use random.org to pick 3 lucky winners on October 14, see below for directions on how to enter. Good luck everyone!!

Divine Chocolate Giveaway 3 lucky winners!!
Divine Chocolate, the premium chocolate brand and Fair Trade social enterprise co-owned by cocoa farmers in Ghana, is giving away ***THREE*** Divine Bakers’ Collection Gift Sets so you can Make Something Divine. Each gift collection contains two 70% Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bars, one 38% Milk Chocolate Baking Bar and a 4.5 tin of unsweetened Cocoa Powder.

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is:

  • Follow @bklynpuggal on Twitter and Tweet:
    • I’d love to win a Divine Chocolate Gift Set #DivineInNYC
  • Like Divine Chocolate USA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/divinechocolateUSA) and leave the comment:
    • I’d love to win a Divine Chocolate Gift Set. Sent by apuginthekitchen #DivineInNYC
  • Follow @DivineChocUSA on Twitter and Tweet:
    • I’d love to win a Divine Chocolate Gift Set. Sent by bklynpuggal#DivineInNYC

Good Luck! Winners will be selected at random and notified by [Oct. 14, 2013]. Divine Chocolate is responsible for delivery of the Gift Sets. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Triple Chocolate cake

Triple Chocolate cake

I couldn’t resist, since I am working  with all of this fabulous Divine Chocolate I had to resurrect my favorite chocolate cake. For this cake you are using 3 types of chocolate , Divine unsweetened cocoa powder in the cake, Divine white chocolate in the Mousse and Divine Milk Chocolate for the ganache, Irresistible!!

White Chocolate Mousse
  • 2 tsp powdered gelatin
  • 6 ounces Divine white chocolate chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
Dissolve gelatin in 2 tbs of cold water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Place chocolate in food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Prepare an ice bath. Place 1/2 cup heavy cream in small saucepan, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the gelatin and stir to dissolve. Pour into food processor with chocolate while the motor is running, process until smooth.
Place in ice bath until mixture is thick and falls from a spoon in ribbons.
Whip remaining heavy cream and gently fold into cooled chocolate mixture. Place in airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups Divine unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (If you want to substitute melted butter for the oil its fine)
  • 1 cup whole milk at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature and lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee (Optional but recommended)
  • soft butter and flour to prep baking pans or you can use cooking spray
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 9″ round baking pans, butter the bottom add a parchment round then butter bottom and sides and flour the pan or you can use cocoa powder instead of flour.
In large mixing bowl add your dry ingredients, flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder and whisk to combine. Now add the wet ingredients milk, oil,eggs and vanilla do not add the boiling water yet. With hand held mixer beat for 2 minutes. Now add the boiling water with optional espresso powder, beat just until combined. Pour into your prepared pans (the batter is quite thin) and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cakes sit in pans for 10 minutes then invert onto cake rack to cool.
Milk Chocolate Ganache
  • 8 oz Divine milk chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
Chop chocolate into very small pieces and place in medium size mixing bowl, bring cream to a boil and pour over chocolate. Let sit for 3 minutes, stir until smooth and shiny. Cover and refrigerate until it’s spreadable (approximately 1 1/2-2 hours)
Assembling:
Place one cake layer on serving plate, spoon the mousse on and spread, you may not need to use all of the mousse it will be very thick I used about half, place other layer on top, pour and  spread the ganache on the cake. Refrigerate if not serving immediately. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving if it was refrigerated.
72 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a beautiful delicious cake! What a fun and delicious giveaway!

    October 3, 2013
  2. meg #

    Being owned by the cacao farmers takes fair trade to a whole new level. Their chocolate looks amazing, and so does your cake!

    October 3, 2013
  3. Liz #

    fun!

    October 3, 2013
  4. Your cake looks absolutely delicious Suzanne – I’ll be trying this one for sure!

    October 3, 2013
  5. Yum, I need some chocolate right now 🙂

    October 3, 2013
  6. First of all, good to read from you, Suzanne! 🙂
    Your triple chocolate cake looks divine! And, hooray for Divine with the capital D because I am all for fair trade products (and for as dark as it gets chocolate!)
    Take care

    October 3, 2013
    • Thank you and me too Stefano, dark dark chocolate is the best and the fact that it’s fair trade makes it that much better.

      October 3, 2013
  7. Making me hungry for chocolate! Nice hearing from you! 🙂

    October 3, 2013
    • Chocolate, love it all the time, every day. Hmmm….. I think I am obsessed.

      October 3, 2013
  8. PS. Let’s arrange a spinach delivery this month?!

    October 3, 2013
  9. On yum! This looks absolutely DIVINE (just like the name says, haha). I am a sucker for anything chocolatey and the white chocolate mousse inside sounds incredible. I’ve never heard of ‘Divine’ chocolate but it’s on my list to try from now on (starting with this cake recipe!) xx

    October 3, 2013
    • Thank you, Divine is just fantastic chocolate. I am sure they must have it where you are.

      October 3, 2013
  10. Good to see you back blogging Suzanne 🙂 I missed your great recipes. The cake looks so tasty! Once I have more free time I will try to prepare it (and probably fail..).

    What a pity that the giveaway is only open to US-residents but I understand that a world-wide delivery would be too expensive for them.

    October 3, 2013
    • Thanks Julian, yes I wish Divine could ship oversea’s. The cake is super simple, you would not fail. It’s really a one bowl cake and the mousse is so easy too. Thanks, good to be back.

      October 3, 2013
  11. BooHooHiss! Me-want-chocolate!
    – Actually, in all seriousness I think I’m becoming addicted to chocolate. Just the occasional chocolate-y treat. Like Gather & Graze’s chocolate crackle cookies I made at the weekend. So moreish with coffee. As for your cake – that looks…divine – that wouldn’t last long with me around! Strange, as I’ve never been into chocolate cake before. I’ll be the size of a cute littl’ Pug one of these days 🙂

    October 3, 2013
    • Thanks Johnny, I so wish Divine would send outside the US, lets exchange baked goods for the holidays, postage can’t be that much to the UK.

      October 3, 2013
      • Ah, it’s not the postage that’s usually the problem. It’s Customs! They won’t allow certain foods into the country. And that includes seeds.

        October 3, 2013
      • Oh I see, what a shame. Would be fun to exchange baked goods

        October 3, 2013
  12. Holy amazing! That ganache looks so good! I know what I’m making for my boyfriend’s birthday next week! Thanks for sharing

    October 3, 2013
  13. I wish I could enter this giveaway, I’m really enjoying the delicious chocolate on screen! 😛
    Good luck to all! And your cake is fabulous!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    October 3, 2013
  14. I LOVE chocolate! Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate… My little one does as well. We have this thing that we say when we have a piece of chocolate together. “A girl’s gotta have her chocolate!”. That cake looks fabulous Suzanne and I will have to make it with my little Emma. I’ll have to look for Divine chocolates next time I’m in the U.S.

    October 3, 2013
    • I love it all too, and how adorable what you and your little girl say, it’s so true!! I imagine Divine is available outside of the US as well, you definitely should try to find it. It’s really amazing.

      October 3, 2013
  15. Oh, that cake!

    October 4, 2013
  16. Oooooh the chocolate cake looks amazing and so does the white chocolate layer. Delicious. Never had Divine chocolate, but I’m sure it tastes incredible. For me, dark chocolate is my favorite. I love the strong flavor of it. I find milk chocolate to be too sweet.

    October 4, 2013
  17. The cake looks so rich and gorgeous Suzanne! I absolutely love chocolate cake and the Divine chocolates sound amazing. For me, dark chocolate is my favorite. I’ve always found milk chocolate to be too sweet. I love the white chocolate layer on the cake…yum!

    October 4, 2013
    • I love chocolate too and love dark, light and in between. Thanks so much!

      October 4, 2013
  18. Those chocolate drips are perfection! Yum yum yum. Also, the packaging of that chocolate is gorgeous!

    October 4, 2013
    • Thanks very much, yes the packaging is so nice. It’ really stands out!

      October 4, 2013
  19. following you and tweeted to you:

    October 4, 2013
  20. alw6ys #

    FB fan / like Divine Chocolate and wrote on their wall:

    (previous comment as Janice)

    October 4, 2013
  21. alw6ys #

    following @DivineChocUSA as @cappytweet and tweeted to them:

    October 4, 2013
  22. OOOH! How exciting! I LOVE good chocolate, so I’m in! Your cake looks heavenly! I just made a similar chocolate cake for my daughter’s 16th birthday 2 days ago, but have to make another at the weekend for her party! 🙂

    October 4, 2013
    • It really is a good cake and the chocolate makes it even better. Thanks Cristina, Happy Birthday to the daughter and best of luck in the drawing,

      October 4, 2013
  23. Oh my goodness, I want some!!! This looks divine! 🙂

    October 4, 2013
    • LOL, yes Divine for sure. You are entered, good luck with the drawing.

      October 4, 2013
  24. Wow.

    October 4, 2013
  25. lexiquin #

    Sweet giveaway–thanks!
    I posted on Facebook and tweeted

    October 4, 2013
  26. Lisa T #

    This recipe looks “divine” We love Divine Chocolate and I would love to bake this cake. I am wondering if you have any suggestions regarding the white chocolate mousse for vegetarians not using gelatin. I have used Agar in the past, but not with white chocolate. I was wondering if anyone has tried this with Agar or Carageen.

    October 4, 2013
    • Thank you, I have used agar agar before and it works perfectly with white chocolate. I hope you enjoy the cake, thanks for the comment and you are entered in the drawing. I too love Divine!!

      October 4, 2013
  27. What a delicious partnership and what a fun giveaway! And boy oh boy, that cake! Looks almost unbearably delicious and decadent. YUM!

    October 4, 2013
    • Thank you Azita, it is a Divinely Delicious partnership and for me it’s perfect since I am a confirmed chocoholic!! Thank you the cake is really good!!!

      October 4, 2013
  28. Divine it certainly was, thank you so much!

    October 4, 2013
  29. That is the chocolate cake of my dreams. Any chocolate cake does it for me but this one looks particularly decadent! Wish I could take part in the giveaway – sounds like great quality chocolate…

    October 5, 2013
    • I wish you could also, the chocolate is so good, great quality, wonderful flavor. The cake is so decadent, definitely a once a year occurrence. Somehow the white chocolate mousse lightens the deep heavy chocolate.

      October 5, 2013
  30. Ohh! What a great giveaway! 🙂

    October 5, 2013
  31. Suzanne, this is indeed a divine chocolate cake – just stunning!

    October 5, 2013
  32. Hello Suzanne! Where have you been? Busy with your real estate life? I know the market in the city is totally crazy!!! Or busy mixing and baking new sweet creations? 🙂
    Your cake looks gorgeous and so decadent! Just to die for! I have never tried Divine chocolate. I have to admit that I use Italian chocolate most of the times. But since you reccomend it and I know you are all about ingredients quality, I’ll try to find a local store that carries it.

    October 6, 2013
    • Hi Francesca, I have been so busy not just work,that is incredibly stressful and crazy but community stuff, planning my block party and taking care of the pugs. I too love Italian chocolate but have fallen in love with Divine, excellent quality and flavor. My baked goods taste great. Thanks so much, you are entered in the contest maybe you will wine one of the 3 sets of chocolate and you can give it a try,

      October 6, 2013
  33. Ooh! Lucky US residents! Will try the cake for sure..am always on the lookout for better and better chocolate cake recipes. And teaming it with white chocolate, is absolutely up my alley!

    October 7, 2013
    • Thank you, I really wish the chocolate could be shipped outside the US. The cake is wonderful, makes a great and very festive cake for the holidays too!

      October 7, 2013
  34. bec {daisy and the fox} #

    yum!! this chocolate cake is making me droolllll 😛

    October 11, 2013
  35. Thank you so much!

    June 11, 2014

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