Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Flashback and Just Desserts Blog Hop:)

Currently Reading:  Finished The Manhattan Hunt Club and really enjoyed it!  And was surprised by one of the villains.  If you're a fan of thrillers, pick this one up!  Recommended Read.  Began Lush Velvet Nights, but was soon confused.  I had to put it aside; there are too many other books demanding my attention right now.  I'll re-read this one at a later date.  Shut Up and Kiss Me by Mysti Holiday was a short, hot read:)  Recommended Read.  I'm now on Star Crash by Elysa Hendricks and am very much enjoying:)  Imagine if you were captured by aliens and forced to live in a 'zoo'.  Very entertaining:)  I also finished Kat Martin's Scent of Roses and LOVED it:)  Recommended Read:)

March 1983:
Our basketball team lost in the sectional round of the IHSAA tournament.  And when a few of my 1st grade boys discovered I was friendly with a few of the players, they asked me to get autographs for them.  B was amused by it, but agreed to sign the scraps of paper and get the other to do it also.

Present Day:
Still no word on my release date.  I'm trying to keep the paranoia down; after all, I do have a contract, and I do have cover art, and everyone involved knows my email address, so I don't feel as if I need to hound them about it.  However, if I haven't heard anything by Monday, I may shoot another email out, asking what's going on.

In the meantime, I'm participating in the SCP Dessert Hop.

Gretchen's Chocolate Cake:
Stir together in large bowl:
2 C flour
2 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Mix in separate bowl:
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 c milk)
1 tsp baking soda

Melt til boiling on stove:
1 C water
2 sticks of butter
3Tbsp baking cocoa

Cool; pour over flour mixture. Add egg mixture and beat well.

Pour into greased 13x9" pan and bake at 350 for 20 mins or until done.

Top with desired icing, or my personal preference, w/o any, it's THAT GOOD!

When I've made this for my friends, it is usually half gone before the cake is even cold.  Take it from a devout chocoholic; this cake needs no icing, and I've even been known to cut the recipe in half, or even down to 1/4 and skip the baking part, indulging in the wet cake mix.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear you....salmonella.  I've been doing this since I was given the recipe at age 15, and have never gotten sick from raw cake mix, or even raw cookie dough.  I dare you; leave some 'extra' in the bowl after you've poured it in the pan and see if I'm right, lol:)  Oh, btw....I never cool the chocolate before adding it.  Maybe it kills the germs?

For more yummy desserts, click on the following links:

Thanks I need to make this again.  Yes, it is time consuming, but WORTH IT!
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M. S. Spencer said...

Hi Molly--I do so like simple-to-make desserts since I don't do them often. I suppose the buttermilk makes the difference? Thanks for the recipe! Meredith

Carol Preflatish said...

How can you go wrong with chocolate. It sounds yummy.


Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Molly, your name is not on the blogsite list, unless I can't see today. I thought only Kenzie was participating. Anyway, wow, I wrote down this recipe. Your chocolate cake sounds utterly delicious! I might make it for our family reunion, if it can travel that far without being munched on.

Elf2060 said...

Yum, that sounds delicious. I don't make cakes usually but might have to try your recipe. Thanks for participating in the hop!

elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

Tracey Steinbach said...

That looks so good! I'm going to have to make this soon!

Tina said...

Definitely going to try the chocolate cake. Sounds delicious!

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