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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

THE DESSERT CARNIVAL ~

UMMMMMM......I have been waiting FOREVER for this DELICIOUS DAY and I know all of you have, too.....................


My entry is, OF COURSE, Chocolate !! What else ?

~ CHOCOLATE BLISS CAKE ~

It can be made in any cake pan you would like but I chose a BUNDT pan for this one............
If I plan to take it somewhere, I use a 9x12 sheet cake pan....



It has a really good icing .....not the FUDGE one I told you about before but it is very good indeed, especially for a BUNDT........


It is more like a SAUCE and when making a BUNDT, you will have some icing left over that is SCRUMPTIOUS poured over slices of cake...just that extra SWEETNESS, in case you aren't getting enuf sugar !! ;o)


It drizzles down the grooves and makes delicious little puddles on the plate......



TA DAAAA !


FOR YOUR NOTES......this is almost fool-proof and very easy to make......
It's a very moist and rich cake and I've never, ever had it to flop.....

It can be decorated in so many ways from filling the center with

ICE CREME (coffee ice creme is especially nice)

TO FRUITS, drizzled with chocolate

Whole STRAWBERRIES for a very pretty look and
once, I filled the center with MANDARIN ORANGES and SLICED STRAWBERRIES and nearly made my own piggy self SICK from eating TOO much.........
OINK...OINK


CHOCOLATE BLISS


In a bowl, mix
2 cups flour

2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a pan, melt
2 sticks of butter
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
add
1 cup hot water
Boil for about a minute
Pour into flour mixture, adding
1/2 cup buttermilk
(if you don't have buttermilk, use just a smidge less than 2 cups of milk and add 1 teaspoon of either LEMON JUICE or VINEGAR to make buttermilk)
2 well beaten eggs
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon Vanilla
MIX well and pour into your cake pan.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes when using BUNDT pan
about 20/25 minutes if you use sheet cake pan.
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BLISS ICING
MELT
1 1/2 sticks butter
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
Remove from heat and add
6 Tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 to 2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
Beat well and add
1 cup chopped pecans, if desired
Pour over warm cake and
DIG IN !

My mom made this cake all the time I was growing up and it IS a delicious, from scratch cake that you will enjoy.


I hope we aren't all sick on a sugar high this week!!! But....what a way to go !

Come on....follow me....let's go check out

THE DESSERT CARNIVAL
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Thanks to CIELO for this wonderful day !
AM I THE ONLY ONE HAVING TROUBLE WITH BLOGGER TODAY ?? GRRRRRR
PLEASE DON'T FORGET THAT I WILL HAVE MY DRAWING FOR THE
LITTLE BIRD HOOKS
IN THE MORNING (THURSDAY)

35 comments:

Beverly said...

BJ, you definitely know a way to a girl's heart. Will you please save me a slice? I'll be there during my afternoon break.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh lordy BJ, who invented these low carb diets and why am I on one!? That cake looks like I could eat the whole thing....oh yeah, maybe that's why I'm on the diet...sigh

Diana Lyn said...

Umm. calories and carbs are not in this cake!!! Sometimes you need to just be!!!! "I say let them eat cake"! LOL Hi Jean How wonderful your cake looks, I can almost taste it and because I am on this side of the screen it is carb and calorie free! LOL....... I Love your blog, We have so many of the same loves in life, and I must say you don't look anywhere near 70, you are BEAUTIFUL! my grandkids are my light they fill me up everyday! My children are my soul they give me life! I am book marking you if that is ok, I love reading your blog! Diana Lyn

Picket said...

Oh My Word girl..had to wipe my mouth..I was drooling so bad!!! I couldn't believe what I was seeing and then I got to reading the recipe and almost shouted!!! It sounds exactly like one I lost years ago when the kids were little...A friend of mine's mother made it all the time and she gave me the recipe..I remember at the time I had never heard of boiling buttermilk and cocoa mixture but oh it was the best cake....but thru all the years of moving I lost it...the sweet lady had since passed on and I kept trying to make it up but finally gave up...but I am almost positive this is the twin to that recipe! lol Ohhhh Happy Day!!!! I gotta go copy this and hide it away with my favorite recipes in my special little recipe box where I only keep the best of the best! lo lol Thanks girl,,,you have a beautiful day on you side of the mountain..love ya!!!!

Creating Myself said...

Beautiful cake, beautifully presented! Gotta love chocolate!

Sue said...

Oh, that chocolate goodness had me running over here form Cielo's. Must make this delicious dessert soon. Thanks for contributing.
Hugs,
Sue

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Simple Scrumptious!!

Donna Kay said...

OMG - I'm trying to lick the computer screen!!!!

Michelle said...

BJ,

This cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.. Anything chocolate is a good thing!

Michelle

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I got love in my tummy and I feel like loving you! What a delicious looking cake!! I will be right over to have a piece (or two) with you!
Hugs,
Penny

...... Kristina ...... said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BJ that is one yummy looking cake that you are tempting all us dieters with hehe.
Love Kristina XxX

JeannieTheDreamer said...

mmmm yummy!!! Lovely plate too:)

Jeannie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I think I'm on a chocolate high just looking at the photos.

Donna said...

BJ,

That looks and sounds wonderful! I will definely try the recipe!

Thanks for sharing!

~ Donna

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That looks sooo~~~~~~~ good, I think I just put on a pound or two looking at it!
Thank-you for the recipe,
ginger

Susie Q said...

Oh how delicious this looks!!
Thank you for sharing this. I just spent so much time at Cielo's and have also posted my recipe on my blog (I was late to do so on hers)
Your chocolaty treat is just calling my name!!

Love,
Sue

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

OK...just hand over the cake and no one will get hurt!!!

OINK~OINK!!!!!

CIELO said...

Thank you so much, sweet friend, for participating in the carnival. A special thanks for all the cheers and support you've giving me with this festival of fun... I appreciate YOU, and hope I can help with any future endeavor of your...

Hugs

Cielo

Rhondi said...

Yummy yummy! Please save some cake for me. I'll be right over! How did you know I love chocolate?
Hugs Rhondi

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

ooey gooey chocolate and pecans ....what's not to like? xo Lynn

beddow said...

Oh BJ, I once read you can actually gain weight just looking at food, if that is so I have gained five pounds for sure looking at that cake without even having a taste.
Have a great day!

Betty

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi sweet BJ, well I think that YOU definately have a way with delicious cakes and puddings, I'm positively drooling over this one!
Hope you're having a good week,
Lucy x

PEA said...

Omigosh...I have to make that cake!!! Like you I'm a chocolate addict! lol Oh BJ it looks sooo delish and I just know my boys would love this next time they come over. I really like the idea of filling the hole with mixed fruit...I'd be oinking right beside you. lol xoxo

Janera said...

oh, my mercy, that looks good, bj! And your presentation is gorgeous! Can I come over? I'll bring the coffee.

Diana Lyn said...

BJ , I am sorry I already pulled the name, thanks anyway, and I will def. have more, I also drew a sec. and third prize,,,,,,,, I cannot help myself! LOL any way stay in touch! p.s. I could just climb into the screen and eat that yummy , yummy cake! Diana Lyn

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Boy.... I would love to dive into that cake... yum yum..
HUgs
Linda

Midlife Mom said...

This blogging is bad for the waistline! That cake looks just delicious!!!!!! Chocolate with strawberries, things dreams are made of!!!! I want some, NOW!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!! That cake looks simply delicious. I will try to make one this week, top the slice with fresh strawberries and fresh whipped creme. Yum!!! I can't have the sauce, chocolate gives me migraines...but hey...a girl's gotta have a least a little chocolate.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Paula

Kari & Kijsa said...

Okay that looks INCREDIBLE!!!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Jackie said...

Copying out that recipe right now. Chocolate a girls best friend.

God bless.

bj said...

TO ANONYMOUS....
Pls. don't fix this cake if chocolate gives you headaches...just the cake alone has a LOT of choc. in it....
Hey, go for Key Lime Pie...it's the next best thing to chocolate...I just made a TEXAS LIME PIE this week that is great.
Hugs, bj
or...I know...check on Beverly at HOW SWEET THE SOUND and make her Lemon Bars.....

Cottage Contessa said...

I don't think there is too much that I wouldn't do for chocolate! Yep, I'm a choco-holic, and this recipe looks divine BJ!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Cindy's Red Door said...

BJ oh my guess what.......Tomorrow is my birthday and my family and I always homemake our b-day cakes, so tonight my sister in law asked what kind I wanted....Lalalalala
Guess what I gave her as a recipe.....YES YOURs....I am so excited because I love chocolate!
Thanks
XO Cindy

Ruthie said...

Oh, Yum! Makes me hungry!

Rue said...

Good morning Bj :)

I have to go to the grocery store today and I'm going try my best not to buy everything in the store because you have made me soooo hugry! LOL That cake looks divine!

Thank you for the cheers about HGTV ;)

hugs,
rue :)