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Thursday, July 31, 2014

THE WORD IS FOR MY SOUL AND CHOCOLATE IS FOR MY SANITY : PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE

You know how Charlie Brown always ends up with a rock when going trick-or-treating~~well I had one of those kinda days. 
A day where everything you tried to do flopped and you were disappointed for one reason or another.  I needed to read and meditate on these verses to calm my mind.  Not all is resolved but these verses (see below) remind me that God is in control, not me!!  I thank God for that!!




Proverbs 3:5-6


Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
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1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
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Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
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Why is there a picture of chocolate cake when we are talking scripture???  I need a balance of chocolate and the Word to keep me sane.  The Word is for my soul and the chocolate is for my sanity.


This chocolate cake is rich and easy to make in any emergency situation!!!


I had help eating this...really!!

REALLY PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE


TO MAKE THE CAKE

1  package chocolate cake mix
1 package chocolate pudding      
3/4 cup butter (melted)
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2.In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mix (powder form), butter, eggs, milk and vanilla.  Pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.
3.Bake 45 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake (this is the hardest part...waiting...but you can do it) thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate.


TO MAKE THE FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
  2. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

Optional:  Sprinkle with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

before frosting
 after frosting
 with chocolate and peanut butter chips

2 comments:

  1. Yum! Yeah, I had a really rough one yesterday, too. Among several other frustrating things, one of my kids pulled down a shelf while putting away dishes and my ENTIRE china tea set came crashing down. The whole thing. Sure wish I had cake then. :) :) :)

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    1. You should have totally come over. Next time we have a bad day, we should tell the other just in case cake is involved!!

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