Sunday, October 16, 2011

Death by Chocolate

I swear it feels like I just posted about those delicious pumpkin muffins a few days ago.  But nope, it has been a good two and a half weeks.  Sorry!  Well I don't have many pictures for this post, but I did want to share with you this decadent cake I made for my friend, Kaitlin, for her 21st birthday.  It was so easy, but looks pretty intricate because of all of the toppings.  I call this cake "Death by Chocolate", and I think you can see why!

I didn't take any pictures of the construction of this cake, but I will explain it to you without.  It really is simple!  I baked a box cake in two 9 in round pans.  Made buttercream frosting (I made double the amount of the recipe and it was perfect!) and iced the tops and sides of the cakes.  Next, use semi-sweet chocolate chips and cover the edges of the cake by sticking them to the icing.  Sprinkle a few chips on the top and then add pieces of your favorite chocolate candies.  I used Reeses, Kit-Kat, and Hershey's, but any chocolate candy would work.  Finally, add 2 tsp. vegetable oil to 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and melt in the microwave.  Drizzle over the top of the cake. I also put it on the edges of the cake and let it run down the sides for a fun look.  And that's it.  That is all the chocolate it takes.  I didn't get to try this cake (since it was a gift), but I hear it tasted pretty darn good.  How could it not right?!

Well, that's about all I've got for today.  I hope to whip up something tasty this week though as I only have 1 test!  wahooo!  I will leave you with one last thought......

AU student section an hour and a half before last night's Florida kick-off

WAAARRRR EAGLE!  We are 5-2.  Who woulda thought?!!

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