What do you LUV? I luv coffee, hiking, peanut butter, flowers, CAKE! and this unique watch by Jord Wood Watch that just happens to match my brand :)
Today I am celebrating one year in our first home, with our pup and 1 year of marriage. I just looked back on the goals my husband and I wrote together before we even got engaged, and its incredible how quickly time passes! We are tracking with most of our goals but only about a year behind on our projected timeline to start a family. Oops! It will happen when its supposed to happen. In the meantime, I fill my life with wine, chocolate, and lots and lots of C A K E.
I wanted to share an easy chocolate cake recipe in case you wanted to whip something up to surprise your loved one on Valentines Day! and to top it it all off- I am partnering with Jord Wood Watches to bring you all an incredible giveaway! If you have been following along my journey, you all know how much I love to gift (especially when its an giveaway where everyone wins!) Enter to win here and you automatically get a $25 credit to Jord Watches and place yourself in the running for $100 gift card too. They have awesome women watch and men watch options!
These watches are Amaze-ing!!! You can even get them personally engraved. But I love the attention to detail in the wood and the craft in making each watch.. I get so many compliments every time I rock this piece!
Happy Baking, friends! I hope your Valentine's Day is sweeter than ever :)
Choco- Chocolate Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup black cocoa (if you don't have dark cocoa, then do 3/4 cup cocoa powder)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk or buttermilk (room temp)
½ cup oil (vegetable, canola, grapeseed all work)
1 cup strong freshly brewed coffee
Chocolate Frosting: Enough to Fill and Frost Cake
2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
6-10 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup melted chocolate chips
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1) In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix butter for 5 minutes until creamy.
2) Sift sugar and add 1 cup at a time to the butter and mix until incorporated. Beat on medium-high for 2-3 minutes, until creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl
3.) Combine the remaining confectioners sugar and heavy cream and mix on low speed for 1 minute, until combined. Add melted chocolate and mix until incorporated
4) Raise the speed to high and mix for an additional 3 minutes, until the mixture is light and fluffy. The buttercream should be spreadable
Hello! I'm Candice and I love baking. This blog is dedicated to all things sweet, exploring your passion, staying inspired and encouraging you to Eat More Cake!