Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Best Chocolate Cake

I'm having a really bad start to my year when it comes to blogging!

1. I am in a cooking funk! I have no desire to cook or try new recipes.

2. My camera is broken and I am reduced to taking pictures with my cell phone.

3. I'm trying to diet and I haven't had any earth shattering, delicious, healthy new recipes to share.

4. I am a mom putting in a full day at work, going to the gym, getting the kids to scouts, karate, church activities etc... AND getting to the laundry, dishes, grocery shopping and maybe sleep.

5. I'm on a diet and I'm in a really bad mood! {read: withdrawals}

So since I'm on a diet, I'm going to post what? Why.....Chocolate Cake of course!

I was given the assignment of making the cake for my in-law's 40th anniversary party. I found the recipe for the cake and frosting at Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I love her blog.

The cake was AMAZING! I never make cakes from scratch because I'm never all that impressed with them. But after tasting this chocolate cake, I'll never go back! It was perfect! You can find the recipe here.

I was nervous about the frosting, but it turned out to be delicious. If you don't like overly sweet frosting, this one is for you. It is called Magical Frosting and it is truly MAGICALLY DELICIOUS! Bonus: It comes in chocolate too!

I really am trying to get my cooking mojo back while I'm in this slump. Has this happened to you? Any suggestions on how to get out?


  1. Melo-
    I go through funks like that all the time, and I can't imagine working and doing all you do on top! You are amazing and Bob and your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you!!! Good luck! I hope the funk ends soon!

  2. I am definitely drooling! I don’t know which I want more

  3. there are plenty of decadently delicious and healthy things to eat that would fit in with your "diet" so maybe I would suggest that you stop thinking about it like a diet and more an adventure -

  4. i go through funks like that too, it's tough. i like doggy's advice though, maybe invest in fun healthy magazines. as you know i'm in love with cooking light and it always helps me mix it up without ruining the "lifestyle". good luck!

  5. I'm in a bit of blogging funk this year too - I really want to do something new with my photography...
    But that cake looks GORGEOUS. And I'll be sure to check out the magical frosting recipe link.

  6. Ooh girl, your blog always has me wanting to lick the screen; all these pictures look so appetizing, lol.

    Just wanted to pop by and say that I mailed off your package yesterday so let me know if/when you get it. If anything is damaged or anything, let me know and I'll send a replacement! Enjoy!

  7. Your cake is a work of art. I love how you decorated it and I'm sure everyone else totally gawked over it in delight. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog until tomorrow night and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-7.html

  8. ahh. you will get out of your slump. Dieting makes me in a pissy mood too!
    This sure is a beautiful cake!

  9. Beautiful piping & a really scrumptious chocolate cake. How can you not indulge?

    Yep ditto on all those points listed. Don't worry you will overcome that feeling and be your self again. We will go to great lengths for our family and our blogs!

  10. I can definately relate to the blogging funk. I have no idea how people post a new recipe every day year after year with gorgeous pictures!
    Love the cake, perfect for the diet.

  11. I'm feeling slump-ish myself. I figure I do this blog thing for fun, so if it's not too fun, I'm not pushing it. Your cake, however, looks like loads of fun to eat :) Very pretty indeed.

  12. ohh I can't wait to make this one! Looks so yummy! ;)


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