Yesterday was Mike’s birthday – I always make birthday cake – always have, always well. I love cake! I thought I would share the cake recipe that I made – I got this recipe from my sister Vicki over 35 years ago – who gets the credit for creating it? Who knows this many years later – I have not made any changes to it – other than cutting the recipe in half and making it in a smaller Bundt pan then called for – I am sharing the complete large recipe though for those that might want to make it. It makes a good size cake.
Ring of Coconut Fudge Cake
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1/2 cup coconut
1 (6oz) package chocolate chips
Beat all ingredients together either with a mixer or with a spoon until well blended, set aside.
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups flour
3/4 cups cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt (I do cut this to 1 teaspoon but up to you)
1 cup hot coffee (could use hot water I suppose but I have always used coffee)
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix sugar, oil and eggs until smooth. Add everything else except the hot coffee, blend all until smooth and add the hot coffee a little at a time so it doesn’t splash. Pour half the batter into a well greased and floured pan. Carefully spoon the filling in a ring around the center of the bundt tube. Pour the rest of the cake batter over the top making sure all filling is covered. Bake at 70 to 75 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool in the pan about 10 minutes before turning out to a cake plate. Frost if desired. (To half this recipe everything works out really well the only thing that I did differently is that the filling calls for 1 egg – instead of beating the egg and then dividing it I used a whole egg and added the full amount of coconut so it was too loose of a mixture – worked out great!)
I know I have posted a few recipes this past week – but I have been in a baking mood and I do other things then just quilt so thought I would share that.
Now on to the Scrappy Stars – just a little bit of progress working on these blocks in between grocery shopping, taking Mike out for lunch and then cake baking. I got all the pieces cut out for the nine blocks needed to finish the quilt but only got three of them sewed – I almost ran out of fabric and the star block on the right side while aqua is a much lighter shade but I think it will work out ok once it is mixed in with the others. I decided to try out the idea of scrappy patchwork sashing and put two pieces together with these to see what it would look like. Just found a new blog to join in for a weekly stitching it is called Gone Stitching..Friday Night with Friends. It is a blog from New Zealand. Also linking to Tweety Loves Quilting.
AccuQuilt is having a sale the month of February so thought I would share the info. Don’t know how many of you have AccuQuilt machines but here is the info. Pretty much everything is on sale so give it a good look over if you are interested.