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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My best chocolate cake so far


The hubs wanted a little office soiree at our backyard pool, patted me on the head, said not to worry about food preparations, he had it all handled. Our local favorite bbq joint would take care of the major workload, so I got to add my own personal touches. So looking over some recipes, I picked out a truly deep south cake recipe, tweaked it a little, and was pleased with the results. But I was not pleased when the caterers arrived with nothing but potato salad and ribs. Okay Dave, where is the beans,coleslaw, all the other stuff that goes on the plate around the meat. He didn't order it, because according to his stomach, all it takes is potato salad and ribs to make HIM happy. I was dumbfounded, astonished at his total ignorance, had one hour before 30 people showed up for dinner. Threw open the cabinets, pulled out cans of ranch style beans, mixed them with a can of grilling beans (thank you Bush family), threw them in the oven, and put a pasta salad together, along with a fruit salad. I guess the old saying if you want something done right, do it yourself, and don't depend on someone who thinks potato salad should be a food group.
Okay, for my recipe
Dr Pepper Cake
Mix in a large bowl
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a saucepan bring to a boil
1 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup Dr Pepper
1/2 cup buttermilk
When heated, pour into flour mixture, mix with a whisk
add
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract.
Throw in a handful of chocolate chips, more chocolate the better in my book
Bake 30 minutes 350 degrees 9x13 pan, do not over bake this
For the icing
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup Dr Pepper
another dash of cinnamon
Bring to a boil, then stir in 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts,
pour over hot cake.
Yum, rich, gooey,chocolate heaven.
Hope you enjoy this, especially with barbeque
Patrice

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Bathroom


Finally, new bathrooms. I have got to start decorating. Yeah for Canfield construction.

New Bathroom


Finally, new bathrooms. Good bye to the old fiberglass bathtubs that were beyond a disgrace.
Yeah for Canfield construction, the whole team did a great job.

New Bathroom