Well, hello! Welcome to the next stop on the Blog Hop Potluck! Don't know about the Potluck? Click here to learn more.
Anyway, it is SO nice to see you! You look fabulous! Have you lost weight? I think you have. I've been trying to lose a few pounds myself, but everywhere I go I smell Cinnabons. I don't know what to make of it, but it's really not helping at all.
Come in! Make yourself comfortable. Oh, I see you are admiring my adorable crocheted turtle.
I won that. Yeah. That's right. I WON IT. My friend Deb--you know her--she organized this shindig--had this blog contest, and I totally won it. Hmmm. I notice that you are looking a little covetously at my turtle. How about I just put that away for now.
Hungry? What are your thoughts about chocolate cake.
I know! It's so good. I'm not being arrogant, I'm just admitting an undeniable fact of life. Besides, I got the recipe from my friend Patty, so it's not like I'm making this about me. What? You want the recipe too? Absolutely! That's what friends are for. Here you go:
Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting
2 C flour
2 C sugar
1/2 C butter
3/4 C water
3/4 C buttermilk
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cool
Set your oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your pans. This couldn't be easier. Throw everything in a big bowl. (Make sure that the chocolate is nice and cool or you're going to end up with chocolate chip cake!) Beat everything on low for 30 seconds. Now, increase the speed of your mixture to high and beat for 3 minutes. Bake until done! If you are using regular size round pans it will probably take about 30 minutes. A little underdone is better than a little overdone. Trust me on that. Cool your cakes 10 minutes and then remove from pans. Frost when cool.
2 C sugar
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2/3 C milk
1/2 t salt
2 t vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan. Heat to a roiling boil, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute without stirring. Place saucepan in a bowl of ice water. (It should be more icy than watery.) Beat with a hand mixer until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency. It will take a while. You'll know when it's almost ready when the frosting begins to turn a lighter shade of brown. Stir in vanilla.
Hide the last piece of cake from your family as they will try and steal it.
So glad you dropped by! You tell me how that cake turns out when you make it. Now let's see what Becca has in store for us. I'll you there: http://lajoliefleurrouge.blogspot.com/