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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! For all the hopeless romantics out there, this day is for you! Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or a loved one, make sure it’s a decadent day. Today is the day to forget about your diet and the gym. Live a little! Today’s ingredients consist of chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. I’m serving up my mom’s mouth watering chocolate cake. It’s simple, elegant, and delicious! Kisses from the kitchen.

-XO

Mom’s Chocolate Cake

Serves 8

    • 4 oz semisweet chocolate
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 7 oz cake flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2/3 cup boiling water
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 ¾  cup sugar
    • 12 oz butter
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons dark rum

     

    Put chocolate, cocoa and sugar in Food Processor and mix it. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and process. Take it out. Add boiling water to machine and then add eggs- process one at time. Next add sugar, butter, sour cream and dark rum. After you process all those ingredients add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together.

     

    Spray pan, put in parchment, spray again.

    Bake at 325 F.

    12” Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes

    8-9” Bake for an hour or less (50 min)

     

    Glaze

    • 6 oz semisweet chocolate
    • 4 tablespoons of water
    • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) powdered sugar, sifted
    • Pinch salt
    • 4 tablespoon (2oz) butter
    • 2 teaspoon dark rum

     

    Mix in double boiler, semisweet chocolate, water, powdered sugar and salt until there are no lumps. Stir constantly. Add butter. Take off heat and stir in rum.

 

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