Most of you know I'm not a cook.
But over the years, thanks to a sister who is a brilliant cook and lots of friends who share their best and easiest recipes (No three-hour recipes need apply.), I have learned to get by fairly well.
Check out this cake...
I made this.
Now, it looks pretty great, right? And you might be tempted to think that I actually spend time in the kitchen and am a brilliant baker as well as a stitcher, right?
I'm just a lucky imposter who happens to have found the right recipe, the right cake plate, and the right neighbor. She not only gave me the recipe but she also lets me use her rose-shaped pan.
So every year I borrow her bundt pan, make this super-easy and awesomely-delicious cake, put it on that pretty plate, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and add fresh holly from the yard.
Not only am I out of the holiday pinch of what to take to a party...I'm also not embarrassed to have my cake sit amongst the beautiful displays of hand-decorated cookies and deliciously-crafted edibles of the real bakers in the world.
Yesterday, we had our EGA December meeting which also doubles as a holiday party...And every year I take this super-simple, awesome cake. And everyone wants the recipe...
Which just puts one more monkey on my back at this busy time of year...I have to remember to whom I made promises, find their email addresses, etc etc...Geez. What do they think, it's Christmas or something?
Well, this year I was one-step ahead of all those monkey-hangers, and I say that in the most loving way.
I made up the recipe cards ahead of time...adding a little clip art to make them spiffier...
Voila again! No monkeys on my back.
Maybe there's someone else out there like me who is culinarily-challenged??
So for you...
An early Christmas present, here's the recipe and the card...
You're going to have to find your own neighbor with the pan!
P.S. Any bundt pan will do...But make sure you use non-stick baking spray LIBERALLY....and let the cake really cool....also, baking times will vary based on your altitudes and ovens...Trust me, it is a really awesome, super-chocolately easy cake. Did I say that already??
P.P.S. This cake recipe is not my creation and no one can figure out where it originally came from so I can't give credit. If it was YOU, or you know who it was, let me know so I can bow down to the brilliant soul and give credit where credit is most definitely due.