Today I'm having tea and cake in my bedroom. I have to admit that in reality, I have breakfast and tea in bed every single morning. My late beloved and I started this practice, after our kids all left home, and it's something that I continue to do. There's something so indulgent about breakfast in bed, even though I have to get up and make it!
This darling teacup is from my friend Deborah, that blogs at The Beautiful Matters. When she visited Texas for a wedding, we met and she gifted me with this teacup. I just love the cherries on the front and the checkerboard design. Thank you so much, Deborah. She also gave me a gift bag with eight different Harney & Sons Organic teas. Today I had the Assam Black Tea, which is described as "revitalizing". It was the perfect complement to my Chocolate Cherry Cake, which is in honor of my cherry teacup.
Deborah and I met in a French Cafe, that I wrote about here.
I wish I could share a piece of cake with Deborah, and we could sit and chat some more!
The recipe for this cake came from an article in The Dallas Morning News from April 24, 1996. This cake comes together very quickly, and it's really tasty. Although I make many things from scratch, I am not a food snob (except for a certain brand of ketchup and also, freshly grated nutmeg!!). I never mind using a cake mix or some other prepared products. I hope you give this recipe a try!
Chocolate Cherry Cake
- 1 Devil's Food cake mix
- 21 oz. can cherry pie filling
- 1 tsp. almond extract (may use vanilla)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 c. white sugar
- 5 tbsp. butter
- 1/3 c. milk
- 6 oz. chocolate chips
- For cake:
- Mix together by hand. Put into greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Do not mix too much. Batter will be thick. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Ice while warm.
- For icing:
- Combine sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Cook until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring, 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and stir until smooth. May put on cake right out of oven.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
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