I did my Valentine's dinner last night, and it came out real well...appetizer of garlic bagel chips with cream cheese and home smoked salmon, main dish was Pecan Crusted Grouper, Savory Wild and Long Grain Rice, and buttered and steamed carrots (L can't have green stuff due to his medication)
I made this for dessert , only I made it as cupcakes...bake for 22 minutes, not the listed time. I added pink cream cheese icing, heart shaped sprinkles and a chocolate kiss or heart on each for decoration.
**CC members, don't worry...I sent all the leftover home with my sweetie!**
Extra Easy chocolate Cake
3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teasp;poon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz. sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare an 8 inch cake pan.
Sift together alldry ingredients and sret aside.
Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping bowl after each. Add the vanilla extract.
Add 1/2 the dry mixture at low speed, then the sour cream.
Add the remaining dry ingredients.Blend well and scrape the bowl.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 30 minutes or until done--the center won't spring back. Do not overbake. Remove from the oven and cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from pan. Frost or decorate as desired.