National Chocolate Cake Day is January 27!

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National Chocolate Cake Day is January 27!

Surely you didn’t expect me to pass up this day, did you? Give me a chocolate cake, especially a homemade one any day of the week.  And, when I chocolate cake daysay homemade, I  don’t mean one that you got out of a box, added an egg and ‘some water and baked it in a pan!

There’s something about chocolate cake that makes me think of a simpler time.

 I picture someone’s grandmother with a cold pitcher of milk in one hand, holding a glass in the other.  She pours it for a young child at the table and places it next to the...you’ve got it...chocolate cake!

It is a time when a cake was a cake.  It had 3 layers and (hopefully) Chocolate frosting.  There were no sprinkles or other things placed upon it.  

It was made from real chocolate, not carob or some other substitute…. real unsalted butter, not something that is supposed to be better for us but we’ll probably find out twenty years from now that it causes us to grow 2 extra feet… and real sugar… not whatever the latest fad sugar substitute is.  

If you were to eat a piece of cake a day, then yes, you might want to consider the fake stuff (or giving it up.) 

But for the rest of us for whom cake is a treat… why not have the real thing?

molten chocolate cakeIf you’re not into homemade cakes but want to try one, here are some recipes to try.  

Helpful hints for novices to baking.

 

Baking is pretty much measuring and mixing.

* It helps to gather all of the ingredients you’ll need before you begin.

* Baking is not cooking where measurements are “a little bit of this or a pinch of that.”  You need to measure correctly.

* Let your eggs come to room temperature.

 

And not for the recipes:

One Bowl Chocolate Cake (Martha Stewart)

Flourless Chocolate Cake (Food Network)

German Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Decadence Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake

 

Have fun and enjoy National Chocolate Cake Day.

 

 

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John McCormack, CRS
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Good Tuesday morning Kathy Streib -

You know you're talking to my heart!  Debbie said she will bake me a chocolate cake this afternoon or tomorrow.  It's all I can think about now! 

Jan 25, 2016 10:24 PM #8
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Oh My!  YOu had me at Chocolate!  I am in!  Have a great Tuesday!

Jan 25, 2016 10:55 PM #9
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Good morning, Kathy --- I'll take a side of vanilla ice cream, thanks.   

Jan 25, 2016 11:26 PM #10
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Kathy I used to love love love German Chocolate Cake but now it seems so sweet. But....with that said I could have a few bites tomorrow!!

Jan 26, 2016 12:38 AM #11
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Bill Roberts
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No Kathy Streib I didn't expect you to pass on this one, but I gotta pass. I love chocolat cake, but it doesn't love me. I always have a sugar episode if I eat chocolat cake.

Bill Roberts

Jan 26, 2016 12:41 AM #12
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Mark Loewenberg
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bummer and this is a day we are still on our daniel fast and I keep searching but it does not seem to be on the "approved" list ..: (

Jan 26, 2016 12:44 AM #13
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Sharon Tara
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Sounds like a good excuse to eat cake. LOL

You know how I prefer to eat healthy....I agree with you when it comes to sweets. If you don't eat it often, then eat the REAL thing!

Jan 26, 2016 01:48 AM #14
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Kathy,

Thanks for the heads up on Chocolate Cake Day...Yum.  Wishing you a great Tuesday and the rest of the week also.  A

Jan 26, 2016 01:53 AM #15
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A day to be remembered.

I'll brave the 2 feet of snow and risky road conditions to. . . . .

WAIT!!!

I'm in a hotel.  There's chocolate in the vending machine.  I won't have to risk life and limb.

We've got about 20% of our normal lanes cleared to traffic.  

Oh well.  There's always next week.  My hotel has a working computer, most of the time, a gym with a treadmill.  What more does a person need??

Jan 26, 2016 02:01 AM #16
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Janice Ankrett
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One of my favorite days of the year Kathy! Ok, I admit it chocolate cake is my weakness!

Jan 26, 2016 02:45 AM #17
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Wayne Johnson
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Kathy-I think it's been proven that our taste buds change over time, but it does seem that deserts from childhood seemed to have more flavor than many deserts from today.

Jan 26, 2016 03:43 AM #18
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Thanks for sharing that cake with me today. I love chocolate, so it's perfect. 

Jan 26, 2016 04:05 AM #19
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Hi Kathy - Thanks for the heads up - REAL chocolate cake is now on my official to do list for tomorrow.

Jan 26, 2016 06:34 AM #20
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Scott Godzyk
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I sure hope i get to sample one tomorrow. this could be a day for me Kathy Streib 

Jan 26, 2016 07:50 AM #21
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Mary Yonkers
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Yum, yum, who doesn't love chocolate other than Roger D. Mucci ???

Jan 26, 2016 08:06 AM #22
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Mary Yonkers
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Even though I love real homemade cake, cookies or pies I rarely make them from scratch.  My mother even made her own pie crust.  My sister still uses her recipe.  

Enjoy Kathy Streib 

Jan 26, 2016 08:09 AM #23
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Lou Ludwig
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Kathy

I will be celebrating chocolate cake day . . . . with a big chocolate cake.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 26, 2016 12:51 PM #24
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Top of the morning Kathy.  I started laughing the moment I saw the title,  Knowing you can be lured anywhere with chocolate.  Too funny.  Thanks for sharing a part of yourself.  Quite cute.  Mark

Jan 26, 2016 10:18 PM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Kathy I am so sorry I missed this post ..... one of those days and to top it off it was chocolate cake.... I am a Chocoholic....Endre

Jan 27, 2016 04:26 PM #26
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I think, it is every day is a chocolate day for me. I like baking/making cakes and share them with others:)

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