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Long Cold Winter …

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Happy as can bee

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not camera shy at all 🙂 they love the cosmos


Wild Geranium … ?

wild geranium, i think, 10 june 2013


June Blessings

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first peony bloom, June 1, 2013, Goddess Blessings for a bountiful year! )O(
 


Hidden Treasures

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essere nella merda lol :) raccontare barzellette

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my “creek ” forming off front steps to porch … is time to build boat and sail to Cuba ? lol

 


Chocolate Coffee Cake ~ Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Cake:

3/4 cup coco unsweetened

2 tsps baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

3 cups sugar

2 eggs

8 oz cream cheese (softened) 4 0z for cake batter /4 oz for frosting *

4 tbsp butter (softened)

2 tsp ( +) vanilla

1 – 2 oz espresso shot with heavy whipping cream to lighten

heavy whipping cream

2 cups flour

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Frosting

1/2 cup sugar white or powder

dash cream

4 oz soft cream cheese

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Directions

oven 350F

cream together sugar, vanilla, 4 oz cream cheese, butter and coco powder, add eggs and about 2 oz espresso shot, blend together well

mix dry ingredients well, then add to cream mixture

(add cream if needed for correct cake batter viscosity, i added dash probably less than 1/2 oz)

beat at high speed for probably 2 minutes with electric mixer (did mine with hand mixer and not enough mixing left middle of cake collapse)

pour into grease/floured cake pans round or flat your choice

made mine 9 x 13 flat pan baked 30 minutes @ 350 … 2 smaller round cake pans would take less time, would check around 15-18 minutes

Frosting

soften cream cheese add dash vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar (white or powder)

dash cream

beat till whipped … white sugar makes more of glaze like frosting, add little more cream and can drizzle onto double round

*might need more cream cheese frosting  for double round, was just enough for flat cake

cake is very rich, not too sweet … good stuff 1/2 is gone already here 🙂

Happy New Year!

(photo found on web, not my cake obviously)

…. apologize for estimated measurements, i don’t measure very often