Wednesday, January 27, 2016
For Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 2016
52 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:45 am
Sunset: 5:39 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Chocolate Cake Day takes place on January 27th, 2016. Chocolate cake is a cake flavored with melted chocolate or cocoa powder. It can be made with other ingredients, as well. These ingredients include fudge, vanilla creme, and other sweeteners. The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles M. Schulz
One of my friends recently mentioned having had Coca Cola Cake when she went out to eat. It sounded so good that I had to look up the recipe.. That’s what I’m sharing today for Chocolate Cake Day.
Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake
1 cup coca cola
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup salted butter
3 heaping Tablespoons dark cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 stick salted butter
3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a 9x13 pan and set aside.
In the large bowl of a mixer, stir together sugar and flour and set aside.
In a saucepan, bring cola, oil, butter and cocoa to a boil. Pour into the flour mixture and beat on medium low for about a minute. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla and beat on medium for a minute more. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Immediately upon removing cake from oven, prepare frosting.
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring butter, cocoa powder and milk to boiling. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour over cake and quickly spread. Let cake cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until serving.
This is one recipe I’ll need to try next time I have some company to help me eat it.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Sometimes, eating a thick slice of chocolate fudge cake with ice cream makes you a better person.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3535. for chocolate cake always good
3536. for the many healthy benefits of chocolate
3537. for another reason to turn the oven on
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…