Browndog Creamery's Monster Bombes

This recipe for Monster Bombes comes courtesy of Browndog Creamery. Their shop is located on Main Street in downtown Northville. For more information, visit

VIDEO: Co-owner Paul Gabriel and pastry chef Nicole List join us in the FOX 2 Cooking School to show us how they assemble the Monster Bombes. You can find their recipe below.

Vegetable oil for the pans
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil and flour a 9X13 cake pan.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla.
3. Using a standing mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is forned.
4. Place the cake batter evenly into the prepared cake pan. Place the pan in the oven. Bake, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking until the cake pulls away from the side of the pans, and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 30 minutes.