Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone!

                    Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!

     I decided to do something special for Phil and bake his favorite chocolate cake. After all, celebrating Valentines Day means having the best chocolate dessert ever! It's a day when we say the heck with the diet, who cares how many points and so what if I gain back the two pounds I just lost. It's a time to indulge in one of life's little pleasures....Chocolate Cake!!
     This chocolate cake has been in our family for years. A girlfriend of Phil's boss brought the cake as a hostess gift around 1980 or so. It was frozen wrapped in aluminum foil. Her instructions were to defrost and to serve with whipped cream or iced cream. I served the cake for our family a few days later. We all were shocked at just how delicious it was. I requested the recipe and the rest is history as they say. That chocolate cake that looked quite ordinary became  the family birthday cake for years to come. To this day, I have only one request on our son's birthdays...To bake the Chocolate Cake...

     I have shared this recipe with countless friends and family. I think it must have gone around the world a few times by now.

                                                        Chocolate Cake
                                                                10 servings

                                1   Duncan Hines Devils Food Cake mix
                                1    instant chocolate pudding mix
                                4    large eggs
                                1    pint sour cream  [16 oz.]        
                               1/2  cup vegetable oil
    Place all ingredients in large bowl of standing mixer. With mixer on low blend until just combined. Turn mixer to high speed and beat for 4 minutes.  Bake for 45-60 minutes.  Test after 45 min. Cool Cake for 15 minutes before turning onto serving plate. 
Dust with powered sugar.  Serve with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.

Happy Valentine's Day Phil!!! Love you!






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