Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall activities

I know, I know... I have sorta been MIA. School is back in session and I have hand my hands full to say the least. I wanted to share some fall activities that I did last year to hold you over until I put the new stuff up! Click the link under each picture of instructions and recipes! Enjoy!


Can you tell I love MINI things! :) :) :) 

Well there you have it!  

Monday, September 3, 2012

Double Chocolate Mocha Cake with Mocha Icing

This really doesn't get much easier than this. We are starting off with a boxed cake mix. I used a Fudgey Chocolate cake mix. I mixed it up as called for with the exception of the water.  My cake mix called for 1 and 1/3 cup of water. I replaced it with 1 and 1/3 cup of coffee. This does not give the cake an overly coffee like flavor. In fact, it does something so subtle to it, you know something is different, but you can't place what it is. Definitely a good combo. I also added about 1/3 or so of chocolate chips. 

Bake your cake as directed. Let it cool completely before frosting it. 

Mocha Frosting
- 1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
-5 TBSP cocoa powder
-4 TBSP brewed coffee
-3-4 Cups 10x sugar

Mix butter, cocoa and 2 cups of 10x sugar together. It should form a lumpy ball. Alternate adding coffee and the remaining sugar. Stir until smooth. You can add more coffee or a little milk if you need to thin out the icing. Add more 10 sugar to make it thicker.  

Sit down with a nice chunk of cake and a cup of coffee and enjoy! :)