Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chocolate

When Mike was 11 years old he had "the best chocolate cake ever" at a friend's house.  He asked the friend's mother for the recipe so his mom could make it home.  Isn't that cute?

His mom gave me that recipe, but I could never earn the "Best Cake Ever" status.  My cakes all tend to be slightly on the dry side.  A friend of mine has used the exact same recipe and gets marvelous, moist cake so I don't entirely get it.

Anyway..."Chocolate Cupcakes with Bittersweet Glaze" is a recipe from A Homemade Life.  (Make a comment and I could be sending it to you soon!)  Mike is in love with me all over again.  These were a major hit.  Like I said, if you get a craving for chocolate, this will fill the bill.

Now, the very last recipe in the book is also for a chocolate cake that comes with instruction that it should not be served to someone your feel just so-so about.  It is for when you want to get some one's full attention.

Hmm...lots of chocolate, lots of butter, sugar and eggs, a teeny bit of flour.  It's called the "Winning Hearts and Minds Cake."  Do I even dare??

Oh, and I don't feel free to copy out these recipes for fear of copyright infringement, but check out the author's blog: orangette.blogspot.com...or make a comment to be next in Pass-the-Book.

5 comments:

  1. When the company I used to work for asked me to edit a recipe book, with recipes from all the employees, then wanted it copyrighted, I discovered that you can't copyright recipe ingredients, only the formatting and/or art work used with them, or the book cover. You probably don't have to worry about copyright infringement on the lists of ingredients and the preparation instructions.

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  2. Sure glad you found your way to Mike's heart again.
    Will pass on the Pass-the-book offer and hope it lands in the hands of a real foodie.
    Good to know what Betty said.
    Arkansas Patti

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  3. I am a fan of anything chocolate. Just made some great chocolate ice cream with my grandkids this week (Ben's Chocolate from Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream recipe book). But I am not really a baker -unfortunately cannot have the stuff around, or hub and I will eat and eat and eat...

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  4. I love recipe books! And chocolate. And cupcakes.

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  5. Chocolate is always and will remain my favourite since I was 5 years-old.

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