Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Hey...Tis the Season to butter up can't get any sweeter then my "Rustic Chocolate Cake" and AURIfil thread. I for one, need all the help I can get to stay on Santa's good side! This easy to do "Rustic" Chocolate Cake is baked in a large "Cast Iron Pan". Don't ask me why, but when you bake a cake in a cast iron pan they seem to be more moist and tender. With this recipe you actually start out on the stove then transfer it into the oven to continue baking. And what better "gift" for Santa to take back to the North Pole for Mrs. Claus...some "AURIfil thread". She will absolutely love all the wonderful thread choices and hues for all her projects! Oh Santa, if you need more info on AURIfil thread, contact Alex Veronelli, he will be happy to send them to you. Enjoy the cake and Merry Christmas!

"Blessed Cooking from Our Home to Yours"

Prepare Dunkin Himes Triple Chocolate cake mix as directed. On stove, in a large Cast Iron Pan melt one stick of butter and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. (Rub stick of butter around sides of cast iron pan before it melts). Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon while it's cooking, add 1 cup of chopped pecans. Cook and Stir until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from stove (use a oven mitt due to hot handle), add chocolate cake mixture. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350* for about 20-25 minutes (ovens vary and cast iron does cook faster so monitor cake after 20 min.)
Here's the fun...drizzle Nutella over cake once it has cooled (don't be perfect, let it dripped down sides for the rustic appearance...decorate your plates before serving....layer a fork on plate, sprinkle dry cocoa over, remove fork and the magic is done!
Tip: Entertaining casual...serve the cake right in the pan. Just use a hot pad underneath cake before setting on table. Frost as above with Nutella or dust with powdered sugar.


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