Wednesday, May 2, 2012
May For Me-Day 2
CROCKPOT CHERRY COLA CHOCOLATE CAKE
1/2 cup cola
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 ounces semisweet chocolate- chopped
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate milk
1/2 cup butter - melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups cola
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 ounces semisweet chocolate - chopped
1/4 cup dark rum (I used 2 teaspoons of rum extract)
In a small saucepan - bring cola and dried cherries to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes.
In a large bowl - combine flour, sugar, chocolate, baking powder and salt.
In seperate bowl - combine melted butter (I microwaved), chocolate milk and vanilla.
(topping) In small saucepan, combine cola, sugar and brown sugar. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, sir in chocolate and rum - stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
Slowly add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, folding just to moistened. Fold in cherry mixture. Spray crockpot with cooking spray or coat with butter. Carefully pour in batter, preventing anything on sides or top.
Carefully pour topping mixture on top of cake batter - do not stir. Cover crockpot, set on high, and cook for 2 to 2-1/2 hrs. or until inserted knive come comes out clean. (mine took about 2hrs. 15 mins.) Turn off and let sit for 30 minutes.
This will still be very hot!! AND not a good idea to flip onto a cake plate as the topping sets to the bottom and you get a nice 'plop' of hot goo!! Best to serve from the crockpot. A little vanilla ice cream, or some whipped cream with some favorite toppings. Doesn't look pleasant, but let me tell you - yummo!! And I was very pleased with myself - I am so not the baker. ** this recipe was in the little cookbook that came with my crockpot**
BINGO CALL WORDS
A few of you were upset that you didn't get any words yesterday - neither did I - BUT I had the FREE space! Today may be your lucky day.
B - BIRD(S)
O - COWGIRL(S)
G - PENQUIN(S)
N - BRICK(S)
G - DOLL(Y)
Remember to check in with Marcia, Tonya, and Snoodles for their words as well as what they may share for May For Me.
What will you be doing today for your May For Me? I will be sewing with my SIL again - we have just a few more potholders to finish off. Then some clean up, maybe while she browses some magazines and books and thinks about the next project, I can pull my fabrics for the Sliced Apples Quilt Along.
"Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There's crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers."
- Thomas Hood