Monday, February 11, 2008

Sun Shine by my window

Thursday is almost here ;)
Yup it is almost Amore' DAY
1: a sweetheart chosen or complimented on Valentine's Day
[actually EVERYDAY would be the BEST]

2: a gift or greeting sent or given especially to a sweetheart on Valentine's Day
especially: a greeting card sent on this day
Well 28 cards so far…think that counts as part of my loving for my Sweetie… Just a few more to mail to his office and HIDE around the house…
... BUT one has to Open the cards for them to COUNT…
Be careful some have SPRINKLES in the envelope ;)
Today is Ornery Day here for me ;) Thinking about making this for my Sweetie: ~~~~~~
Heavenly Heart Cake
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~Ingredients
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3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
2/3 cup boiling water
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups cake flour or 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
* GLOSSY CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM FROSTING (recipe follows)
1-1/2 cups HERSHEY'S MINI CHIPS Semi-Sweet Chocolate
2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup dairy sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
MilkCREAMY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (recipe follows)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter or margarine
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
Heat oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour 2 heart-shaped pans or two 9-inch round baking pans.
In small bowl, stir together cocoa and boiling water until smooth; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy; beat in eggs and cocoa
mixture. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk
to butter mixture. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until
wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from
pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
Frost with GLOSSY CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM FROSTING. Pipe border around
top edge and base of cake with CREAMY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING.
Garnish as desired. 10 to 12 servings.
GLOSSY CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM FROSTING
In medium microwave-safe bowl, place small chocolate chips.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an
additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are
melted when stirred. Add powdered sugar, sour cream and vanilla; beat until
smooth. Add milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, for a thinner consistency. About 2-1/2 cups frosting.
CREAMY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
In small bowl, combine 2 cups powdered sugar,
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter or margarine,
2 to 3 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until smooth and
creamy. About 1 cup frosting.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful daffodils Dee. Thank you,too, for the lovely comments on my blog.

imac said...

Oh you ol Romantic you.

Happy day.


Dirty Duck Canal walk continues.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful Daffodils, and that recipe sounds wonderful Happy Valentine early

Old Wom Tigley said...

You man is one lucky fellow... he must smile from ear to ear everyday not just Valentines know he as the love of a god woman