Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Wednesday already!  I hope you are having a good week!  It seems to be passing rather quickly.

As you know, there were a few birthdays in the family several days ago.  That often means gifts!:-)

Martha has another cookbook!

I thought this looked promising!

And - the recipe didn't sound daunting!
This  cookbook was a gift from Munchomom and family.  We were in Louisville on the morning of my birthday, and it was a surprise to have a present to open!

Ready for the oven.

The finished product!

I baked the cake to take to Bridge Group to share, but brought back some leftovers for The Husband to enjoy.:-)

Here's the recipe!

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Butter a 14-cup Bundt pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.  Mix milk and sour cream in a glass measuring cup.
- With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla.  Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the milk mixture and beginning and ending with the flour; beat until just combined.
- Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top with an offset spatula.  Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 55 minutes.  Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely.  (Cake can be stored at room temperature, wrapped in plastic, up to 1 day.)
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl.  Bring cream to a simmer in a small saucepan; pour over chocolate.  Let stand 2 minutes.  Add butter, and mix until smooth.  Let stand, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.  Pour glaze over cake.


Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Ok, now I'll have to get the monitor replaced, since I broke it diving through to get to that cake! LOL Actually, you brought a slice of that for Hubby and me to enjoy, and it was VERY good! I'm thankful for YOUR birthday present! Have a great day, Sister! :-)

  2. CAKE!!!! Nellie now I will be unable to concentrate on work (or anything else) today due to these pictures. I love me some cake.

  3. It looks like death by chocolate... yummm.

  4. Hi Nellie , yum yum gimme me a piece of cake and it's chocolate ... that's a keeper . Thanks for sharing .:)

  5. Oh my! That cake looks so good!!

  6. That looks like a totally yummy cake. Nice book too.
    I am back on W.W. so I will put it on things to eat in the future. :) Have a lovely day.

  7. Oooh- that looks fantastic! May have to give it a try!

  8. Nellie, You are killing me...that looks so good. I actually baked a birthday cake for my SIL , while I was at Angie's house. It was from a mix and I still had doubts it would turn out.LOL Angie wanted to frost it , so she could tell Mark we both made it. So funny. Mark would not know if it was from a mix or homemade. He loved it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  9. Oh another delicious looking cake!!
    May is my birthday month and I'm looking forward to the chocolate cake that Ken bakes me every year!! : )

  10. Bad idea to check your blog before bed time. Gosh this looks like a nice, decadent, utterly indulgent chocolate cake.

  11. Oh yum Nellie! A piece of cake would go so good with my morning coffee...... Enjoy your day!!

  12. Yumm..that cake looks sooo good!