Monday, June 20, 2011

Better than What? Cake

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This cake is called the Better Than Sex Cake.

And yes, it is that good.

This recipe comes from a friend of mine at work. She makes this cake for any pot-luck functions we have and everyone loves it.

Let's make it, shall we?

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Preheat your oven to 350'

You will need the following:

  • 1 Yellow Cake mix
  • 1 Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 German chocolate bar - grated

Grate the German chocolate bar either by hand or in the Cuisinart.

Mix everything together except for the chocolate. Mix for 3 minutes.

Stir in the chocolate chips, and then stir in the grated chocolate.

Below you will see the batter and the chocolate shavings being stirred in.

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Grease your bundt cake pan and pour the mix in.
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Bake at 350' for about 50 minutes until your knife comes out clean. It normally takes about 55 minutes for mine to be done.
Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before you take it out of the pan, then remove from the pan and cool.

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This cake is so moist and delicious. You are going to love it.
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You might even love it better than . . . well, you decide.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Family Gathering

Today we had a big family gathering at our house to welcome my husband's nephew and his wife from New Mexico. They are staying with us while they visit with family.

We ended up with a pretty big gathering and we had a great time.

Here's Rominal with his sisters.
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And here's Rominal with his oldest brother, Reg.
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Rominal got his sister's birthday mixed up - we knew it was the 6th, we just got the wrong month. So, just to be safe, we made her a cake. (and by we, I mean me.)
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The kids had fun playing with sidewalk chalk outside on our patio.
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This is Rominal with 5 of his 6 brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, one brother couldn't make it.
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This is me and April, Rominal's nephew's wife.
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Here's some of Rominal's nephews and a niece.
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As you can see, we ended up with a big crowd - and we had a great time!
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