October 14, 2013


Him: "Do we have any chocolate in the house?"

Me: "No! We are dieting, remember?"

Him: "Well, it IS the weekend, and I think I REALLY need something chocolate! No cookies or candy?" 

Me: "Nothing at all.....but perhaps I can bake a little warm chocolate cake for you...would you like that?"

Him: "I knew I loved you for many reasons....."

I cannot resist crows during the month of October and for Halloween....new dish towels!  

How adorable!  Gotta love Target!

 Yes, this is a cute little Halloween Plate, isn't it? Home Goods Happy!

 Looks even cuter with that delicious Cocoa Snackin' Cake!

Oh my....even better with a drizzle of that homemade Caramel Sauce! 
Lovin' from my oven!!

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
 1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil 
1 egg
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup mini chocolate chip
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

Set oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8-inch square baking pan.
In a bowl mix together the first 7 dry ingredients.
In another bowl whisk the water or milk with oil, egg, vinegar and vanilla; add to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. 
Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts into the cake batter, and blend in gently. Spread into prepared baking pan and bake 30 minutes or until cake tests done.


  1. I'm drawn to the deep, dark cake, but also your beautiful plates. It really is quite the festive dessert, XOXO

    1. Susan, this cake is such an easy dessert to whip and serve to last minute company or family. Always moist and delicious..one of those old recipes to tuck away! Thank you as always for stopping by Estelle's!


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