Sunday, February 3, 2013


I've never made this cake before. I was going through some recipes on the internet and I ended up creating my version of chocolate mud cake.

two cups of flour,
150 g of cocoa,
250g of butter,
a spoon of baking powder,
3 eggs,
200 g of dark chocolate,
100 g of milk chocolate,
one cup of milk,
one cup of sugar,
a cup of water

I mixed all the dry ingredients first (so, two cups of flower, 150 g of cocoa, one cup of sugar and a spoon of baking powder). In the separate bowl, I put half cup of milk, 250 g of butter, 150g of melted chocolate (I melted it on steam), 3 eggs and a half cup of water. I mixed it all well and than I added it to the dry ingredients. Then I mixed it all together. I greased a pan with a little butter and I poured in the prepared mass. Now, don't fill the pan because the mass will grow during the baking. I baked it on 200 degrees C for about 20 min. Now, all ovens are different, (also, many of you have Fahrenheits instead of Centigrades on your stoves, so I guess 350F is appropriate here, but check the mass every 5 minutes). 
When I think it's done, I check it with a toothpick.

When you take it out, you definitely have to put something creamy and chocolate over it. :-)

Now, I mixed 50g of dark chocolate,  100 g of milk chocolate, two spoons of cocoa, two spoons of milk, three spoons of sugar, and half a spoon of butter. I heated it all, mixed it all well, and covered the cake. Do it fast, because you don't want it to cool down before you spread it all over.
And that's it! Oh, yes, cool it down. If you can, leave it in the fridge during the night. Somehow it tastes better.

Bon appetit!
Hugs :-)

Friday, February 1, 2013


We were snowed in (again) last week, and I thought our snowdrops were dead. The weather has been more than crazy. It was hot-cold-hot-cold, on and off, for two months. Last week it was freezing, I wore my coat and snow was everywhere. Since yesterday, there's no snow, I've been outside since early morning, wearing only my jumper, with sleeves rolled up to my elbows. 

The best thing is - our snowdrops are more than alive. They're gorgeous. :-)

 I love snowdrops. They say spring, like nothing else.

I was taking these pictures when I saw this little bee. See, there are even bees around, enjoying in this early spring. Well, until Sunday, anyway. The weather forecast for Sunday is, guess again, snow!

Ahhh, the unpredictable nature. I'll try not to worry.


Today I'll join:
Sherry at the Charm of Home

Home Sweet Home #104              

Courtney at the French Country Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday

and Cindy at My Romantic Home

A Candle Giveaway and Show and Tell Friday