Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Did You Know it's Chocolate Cake Day




There's this website online that tells you each day what it is celebrating!  It's
Days of the year.com

 Well today is Chocolate Cake Day!
So today to celebrate the day, I made a Chocolate cake for teatime.




I have made this cake before and it is so good and easy to make, especially if you don't want to make a large layer cake. It's just the right amount of batter for one layer. Perfect for a small group of people.






I'll have to admit that I had to tweak the ingredients.  Since I've moved I am having trouble finding things. I couldn't find my baking soda when I was assembling all the ingredients.
My daughters put things up for me and I am blessed that they did!
 Just today, one month after we've moved, I found my mini food processor I had been looking for.
 



Here is the recipe.

1 cup all-purpose flour (I used self raising but omit the 2 soda's)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup  unsweetened (dark) cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cooking oil (I used Canola)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
Powder sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
Grease and lightly flour a 9 1/2 round baking pan.
 In a large mixing bowl combine flour,sugar,cocoa powder,baking soda,baking powder and salt.
(I used self rising flour since I had no baking powder, if you use self raising flour do not add baking soda or baking powder!!!)

Add (I use 2%) milk,oil,and vanilla. 
 Beat on low speed mixer just until combined, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Add egg and beat 2 minutes more.
Pour in baking pan.
Bake 30 to  35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes then place on serving plate. 
I hope you can make sense out of it! I put in parentheses what I tweaked. 
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It was so good I could have eaten the whole cake.


 I made myself a cup of Constant Comment Tea and had myself a Tea for One!


 "Take a corner of this day just for you alone"
Dee Appel




I just love my tea for one my sister,Sharon, gave me some years ago for my birthday.

 "Brew yourself a cup of tea, 
release a sigh or two.
You'll find that things are not so
bad when you take time for you."
Dee Appel





Want you join me!

 "Ointment and perfume
delight the heart,
And the sweetness of a 
man's friend gives delight..."

Proverbs 27:9



I did save you a piece, I promise!!  I did!

Enjoy and be blessed!

Sylvia

20 comments:

  1. Let me be the first to say - yes, I'll take a slice! That looks wonderful!

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  2. That looks good enough to eat :) yes I'll have a piece thank you.

    Diana

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  3. Sylvia, I love your cake and how pretty it looks on that sweet plate. Glad you are getting to relax and enjoy a treat. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  4. That looks scrumptious! Wish I could have joined you and then you would have had to make a 'tea for two'! Delightful! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will have to try sometime soon.

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  5. Hello, Why didn't you call me and remind me to bake a cake? ;o)
    It really looks yummy and moist and really a perfect size for the two of us!
    Chocolate cake is a win win in my book!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  6. Yummy...I love all things chocolate!!!

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  7. I would have loved to join you for tea! The cake looks good. I am celebrating by having a chocolate cupcake and cup of tea right now.

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  8. I would love to join you! Well I did in spirit. The sweet little teapot made me smile and the cake looks so good. I like the size, perfect for just me and Mr D. !

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  9. That looks absolutely delicious, especially with a cup of tea.

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  10. That looks absolutely delicious, especially with a cup of tea.

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  11. Don't you LOVE that there is something to celebrate EVERY day? Chocolate cake day sounds good to me...and that one looks delicious. I am glad you are finding your "things"....lol Hope your underwear was placed somewhere that made it easy to find!;>) Trying to get a few blog visits in tonight while hubby is feeling good. xo Diana

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  12. Oh my...Sylvia! Your chocolate cake looks so very scrumptious! Hmmm...I am not a big lover of chocolate cake, but I must say, yours looks like my 'cup of tea' as it has no icing which is the part I don't like! I will enjoy baking this sometime in the not too distant future... I love the quotes you shared as well! I love having tea with others, but there is just something about having 'tea for one', isn't there...? {{Smiles}}
    Blessings to you and of course, much love!

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  13. It's chocolate cake day, why didn't you tell me?! I was thinking about baking, but talked myself out of it, but now I'm thinking I should just bake...;0)
    The decisions,oy!
    I'd love to come over and have cake and tea, that would just be so delightful!
    I'm having coffee right now as I read your post, so I guess I did have a nice visit with you. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I just might have to give it a try....
    Have a lovely day Sylvia!
    Hugs, Amy

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  14. It's chocolate cake day, why didn't you tell me?! I was thinking about baking, but talked myself out of it, but now I'm thinking I should just bake...;0)
    The decisions,oy!
    I'd love to come over and have cake and tea, that would just be so delightful!
    I'm having coffee right now as I read your post, so I guess I did have a nice visit with you. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I just might have to give it a try....
    Have a lovely day Sylvia!
    Hugs, Amy

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  15. well, i have to tell you that i've looked all over your house for my piece of cake...and i can't find it...cause i'm pretty sure you ate it...with that delicious cup of tea...so....i am going to make a delightful afternoon tea and a cookie and settle down to watch the Rep. debate....yay...

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  16. Beautiful.....
    And what a lovely thing to do for yourself.
    Love,
    Jackie

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  17. YUMMY! I've never met a chocolate cake that I didn't like!

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  18. What a lovely tea time, thank you for sharing.

    Funny, about two seconds after I sat down to read your post I told my husband I'd just kill for a piece of moist chocolate cake - and then look at yours. Seriously I could've cried. I miss sweets sometimes - esp chocolate- so so much. UGH!!!!!

    Hugs.

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  19. Glad to find your blog, Sylvia, and what a wonderful day to find it when you're talking about chocolate cake. YUM!
    Wish I had a piece of that right this minute!...I know what you mean about finding things after a move. We've
    been in our house for 6 months and at times I still need to look for things.

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  20. I'm loving smaller size cakes, too, Sylvia, and your cake sounds soooo good and perfect with a cuppa tea. Good luck in finding all your things. It does take awhile! Your flowers in your latest post are so colorful. I know you'll be anxious to plant in your new yard.

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Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, all your comments are read and appreciated! Sylvia