Curried Acorn Sex Cake

by Holly on January 3, 2010

in recipes,Uncategorized

Got your attention with that title, no?

Clearly my head is a bit in the clouds right now (or something like that…).  After a kick-arse 75-minute yoga class yesterday, a 60-minute killer spin class today, first day of work in 2010, BOOKING A FLIGHT!!! (more on that in a bit) and enduring the sub-zero temperatures up in America’s Dairyland, I am pooped.

However, not pooped enough not to share some fabulous recipe requests with y’all.

Curried Acorn Squash Soup with Cinnamon and Cumin-Roasted Chickpeas

1 (15-oz) can cooked chickpeas
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. coconut oil (or any type of oil)
2 roasted acorn squash, cooled
1 to 2 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
a couple dashes of nutmeg
a couple dashes of ginger
S+P, to taste

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.  On a sheet pan, combine the chickpeas (or ahem, garbanzo beans), cumin, cinnamon and oil. Mix well, and cook for 35 to 45 minutes, or until crunchy.  Stir occasionally.

Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender (or with a stick blender), combine the roasted squash and vegetable broth until it reaches your desired consistency (I go less broth – I like a thicker soup).  Then, add the spices to taste.

When you are ready to serve, either heat the soup up in a saucepan or in the microwave.  Top with about 1/2 cup of the roasted chickpeas and devour!

Serves 2 to 4 people

Better Than Sex Cake

(Or as Janetha pointed out – Better than Sub-Par Sex Cake :)).

1 German chocolate or Devil’s Food cake mix
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (14 1/2-oz) jar caramel ice cream topping
1 (14 1/2-oz) jar hot fudge
1 (12-0z) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 to 6 Heath candy bars, to your own discretion

Bake the cake as directed on the box in a 13 x 9-inch cake pan.  Remove from the oven, and poke holes in the top while the cake is still hot – about 1 inch apart.  A wooden spoon or knife works well.  Pour the caramel topping over the warm cake and spread with a knife, making sure it seeps into the holes.  Then do the same with the sweetened condensed milk.

Heat the hot fudge in the microwave until it will pour easily (follow instructions on the jar for heating time – around 45 seconds).  Pour into holes and spread with a knife.

Let the cake cook.  It works best if you put it in the refrigerator overnight. (I also put the Heath bars in the fridge overnight to make them hard so they break easier).

When you are ready to serve, cover the cake with the whipped topping, crush the Heath bars over the top and devour.

Recipe courtesy of my co-worker and friend Natalie


Trust me when I say, both these recipes are AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!

And about that flight? Well, it is not my BIG travel venture of the year (that is still TBD), but I am going to visit one of my bestest friends in world in CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA in the beginning of February! So. Pumped. And well, a couple of other gals I know just happen to live there as well…bloggy meet-up anyone?

That’s all for me today.  I am about to shower and crawl in bed with Rachel Getting Married.  I have been wanting to see this movie for forever!

Back to poke my head in the clouds…happy Monday :).


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 4, 2010 at 8:41 pm

The title def got my attention. :) I have made a cake like that before and OMG…it is amazing. I liked Rachel Getting Married – it was cute.

Heather January 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Whoa that soup looks AWESOME!

Have you ever been to NC? It’s so pretty! Definitely one of my favorite states.

I loved Rachel Getting Married, but I love f-ed up dysfunctional family movies.

Matt January 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Got my attention :)

Lizzy January 4, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I love charlotte, NC i went there last summer on vacation to visit a good friend of mine! you will have so much fun! :)

Rebecca January 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

OMG that cake looks delicious! I feel like all of my comments to you start with ‘OMG’ and end with ‘delicious.’

Yay for a fun trip!!

Susan January 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Okay, that cake looks marvy. It reminds me of my freshman year when my roomie and I would bake boxed cakes in the dorm oven and devour the whole thing over the weekend. Can’t beat it!

And you will adore Rachel Getting Married. Love Anne Hathaway.

elise January 4, 2010 at 9:44 pm

dude. im trying V hard to not compare sex to that cake bc the fact of the matter is…its looking mighty close. EFF. i want it NOWWWWW.

Jenna January 4, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Wow holly! Both those recipes sound stellar!

Shelley January 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm

enjoy the movie :) the recipes sound delicious!! the cake looks incrediblee

Danielle (Coffee Run) January 4, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Both recipes look AMAZINGGG

crunchy granola gal January 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm

love the name of the cake. don’t love that sometimes cake can be better than sub-par sex. siiigh. oh, life!

Madeline @ GreensAndJeans January 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Can you come to Phoenix to make that cake for me for my birthday please? I LOVED Rachel Getting Married. For some reason when I saw it in theaters I was the only one in there and I cried (I am NOT a movie crier) like a baby during the entire wedding.

Andrea@WellnessNotes January 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Yup, got my attention! ;) Both the cake and the soup sound fabulous!

Glad you get to travel next month! :)

Gina January 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Good lord woman, those chickpeas literally have my name written all over them! Plus cake, plus fab yoga? This post is amahzing :-)

janetha January 4, 2010 at 11:06 pm

shit i almost licked my screen.

Erica January 5, 2010 at 5:25 am

Love the soup with the roasted chickpeas- YUM! I need to try adding those chickpeas to my next batch of soup. Thanks for the idea. Congrats on the great workouts and on booking the trip!!

Katie January 5, 2010 at 6:19 am

You really know how to wake a girl up in the morning!

Both of those recipes look amazing (even if you didn’t come through with the booty).

Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) January 5, 2010 at 6:42 am

Woo hoo love the title!! Def got my attention (and I’m barely awake). Also, I would like some cake please!

Kailey (SnackFace) January 5, 2010 at 6:58 am

HOLLYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! I miss you. I really do. Also, I need your mailing address soon.

Thank you for the sex recipe!!! Must make this. And the soup is incredible. I just know I’m not taking soup from the pot and putting it in my leaky blender. Bummer!

Ahhh so excited you get to go see your friend!! And that you get to meet amazing bloggers. Jeals.


p.s. Sorry I haven’t been commenting lately. It’s been a complete whirlwind moving from NYC to Cinci to Athens.

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) January 5, 2010 at 7:19 am

So glad you posted how to cook the chickpeas (or garbanzos? :D ) I’ve been eyeing them on your blog. Now that I know how simple they are to make, I’m totally making some. :D

Whitney @ Lettuce Love January 5, 2010 at 7:31 am

You will have so much fun in Charlotte! I was just there. My parents live there and I visited for the holidays. They just opened an amazing art museum uptown. I didn’t get a chance to go but it is supposed to be great (if you are into art). And that soup looks great ;)

Catie January 5, 2010 at 8:25 am

I loved Rachel Getting Married — but it made me sob and sob. I hope you enjoy it.

The soup looks amazing; I can’t wait to try it!

emily January 5, 2010 at 8:49 am

Um, what?! I would eat that whilst having sex but it’s possible the world would implode with awesomeness!!! Thanks for the recipe!

K January 5, 2010 at 8:54 am

DEEEEEE-vine! Thanks for the recipes, m’dear! Have fun visitng NC! I haven’t been but it sounds like a great state :)

Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 5, 2010 at 8:59 am

You had me at sex cake!

katherine January 5, 2010 at 9:14 am

wowza, that recipe sounds phenomenal! must. make. SOON!

Jessie January 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

I am in Charlotte and would love to meet up while you are here.

brandi January 5, 2010 at 9:42 am

ooh, booking a flight?!? exciting!!!

how was the movie? I haven’t seen it yet either but it looked great.

emily (a nutritionist eats) January 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

Love that cake!! It is incredibly good! Your soup sounds divine though!

Erin January 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

I read the cake ingredients…and thought twice. The first thought, “No, I couldn’t possibly!” The second? “Oh, but I must!” It’s definitely a cake to bring to work, though…that way I can enjoy a piece, then pawn it off on coworkers!

Whit January 5, 2010 at 10:43 am

You know that we are having a meet up! Don’t even kid by asking about such a sure thang! I am double super excited, plus perhaps we could bake up that cake…better than sex ya say?

Cindy January 5, 2010 at 11:54 am

oh, dang. I just lost my first comment. oops.

anyways, I said thanks for the how to on the baked banzo beans. I have a can waiting JUST for that purpose and was going to wing it but NOW I don’t have to.

and that CAKE…oh my!

Brooke January 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm

OMG dat cake looks off da chain!!! You don’t even know how badly I want to come visit dairyland..even in below zero temps! Holly + ShopBop store + hellza cheesE?!?!?! HOMEGIRL DREAMS COME TRUE! But I do have a proposition to present to you….. so check yo EMAIL!


Chrysta January 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Both these recipes look awesome! I hope you have a great time in Charlotte!!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm

OMG. That Cake.

I have a friend with a birthday coming up next weekend – I am going to make this cake. Too bad if she doesn’t like chocolate.

And the soup doesn’t look too shabby either ;-)

Susan January 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I would love to take your work on it Holly, but I think I actually have to try the cake before I can classify it as better than sex ;)

YAY for a trip!!! That’s so exciting!! 2010 is definitely shaping up to be a good travel year for both of us. I’m doing Ottawa in May, and then hopefully Banff in June!! (I’m still serious on that one!)

Tina January 5, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Did it get my attention?
Hehe, it was the first thing I read through google reader :P (yes, high school has had a perverting effect on me, but a dirty mind is a joy forever xD)

I’m jealous of your upcoming travel! My heart yearns for the endless horizons a traveller doth see (gettin all shakespeare up in here :P)…

But I’m being suffocated by the stress of exams which are in less than 120 days! 0_0


Jenny January 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

sekzii time. These recipes are MONAY! *muah muah muah*

Kate January 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Oh I wanna try both of those recipes!

What did you think of Rachel Getting Married? All the jumpy camera stuff annoyed me.

Mae@ OhhMay January 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Wow, these sex inspired eats look so AMAZING! Congrats on the flight, that’s so wonderful!!

Jenny January 6, 2010 at 8:42 am

Awesome recipes…haha and I love the “sub-par” part ;)

Congrats on planning your trip! Can’t wait to hear about it :)

Low January 6, 2010 at 9:15 am

Oh I’ve always wanted to go to NC. I hope you have a blasty!!! Say hello to Whit for me :)

Better than sex cake sounds amazing right now!

Bekah January 6, 2010 at 11:44 am

Oooh the soup looks ridic. As do the chickpeas. :)

Whitney @ Lettuce Love January 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

The museum I mentioned is the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. It is supposed to be great.

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