So who doesn’t like Chocolate!! 🙂
I do know some people that don’t, and that is okay. It’s January and what comes in January every year…people getting on the band wagon about losing weight. Now don’t get me wrong I have no problem in that what so ever, and at work there is a small group that are in a contest the “Biggest Loser”. I wish everyone on them great success!!!
With that there has been a discussion in the office about people bringing in “Sweet Treats” and putting them in the ‘Lower Kitchen” area. We have two kitchens, a big one upstairs next to the break room and a smaller one on the main office level. Putting sweets in the lower kitchen is being frowned upon, leading to temptation. My opinion on that is…
Temptation is everywhere…when you walk out of your house, driving past a drive-thru, when you go shopping, you have to learn to avoid temptation and if you are trying to lose weight then you need to walk pass the “Donuts” or the “Cake”. Not putting “Sweets” in the lower kitchen is not going to teach anyone to avoid temptation, will it help at the moment…yes, but as anyone knows its something that has change in your lifestyle. We all are “Big Boys and Girls” and all know what’s good and bad for us and we need to take that responsibility.
Now for those of us that love a sweet indulgence any time of the year, I made this cake and those that got to taste it here in office absolutely LOVED IT.
And its quick and easy 🙂
In medium bowl whisk, eggs, buttermilk, oil & vanilla
In a large bowl whisk, flour, sugar, salt, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda
Add liquid to flour and stir
stir in hot coffee,
batter will be thin
Pour into a sprayed 9×13 pan
for the frosting you need
in a medium sauce pan add sugar, milk and butter
once it comes to a boil pour over Chocolate chips and vanilla
Let sit for about 5 minutes, when whisk until smooth
Let set at room temperature for about 3 hours until it becomes thick
you can also but in the fridge, just keep stirring and checking of the thickness
I just about every 1/2 hour I gave it stir, until the cake was cooled
you can see how thick I let it get
With a hand or stand mixer, blend until fluffy, about 2 minutes
Then spread over cooled cake and serve 🙂
2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cup sugar
3/4 cup baking cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup Buttermilk
3/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup strong hot coffee
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted int he center comes out clean.
In a large bowl whisk together, flour, sugar, salt, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda, set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla
2 cup sugar
1/2 cup regular milk
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, cut into cubes
1 1/4 cup Chocolate chips
2 tsp. vanilla
In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat, sugar, milk and butter stirring occasionally.
In a large bowl add chips and vanilla, once mixture on stove has come to a boil pour it over chips and vanilla, let stand for 5 minutes then whisk mixture until smooth. Let stand for 3 hours, stirring every 1/2 hour, while your cake cools. Then beat mixture with hand or stand mixer for 2 minutes until fluffy, then spread on to cooled cake.
You can see how moist and fluffy the frosting is…yum!!