Monday, February 21, 2011

Chocolate Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

Sometimes you just have to give in to the temptation of chocolate cake. The boys are out skiing and the girls and I are having a quiet night. I decided that chocolate cake was in order. I made a box cake by *Pillsbury*. I knew I didn't have any "store bought" frosting, so I turned to my number 1 source for recipes: the internet. Here is the recipe I followed:

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounce cream cheese (softened, I used whipped)
1/4 c. butter (softened)
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
2 c. confectioners sugar

Cream together cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in vanilla extract. Stir in confectioners sugar (I added 1/2 c. at a time). Be sure to refrigerate the cake after frosting, as this has cream cheese in it.

My youngest says I need my own show, like Cake Boss, she declares. I love that girl! She sure knows how to make a Mom feel good.

So now it doesn't really matter if we have a snow day or delay tomorrow, we are armed with chocolate cake. Let it snow!

Earlier today. With my new camera~finally!

Old Man Winter is showing us that he is still in charge. Beautiful.


ps thanks for all your kind words on my last post. I really appreciate it and I am starting to feel better and more centered. xoxoxo


  1. I've been thinking about you Cathy! And I was going to drop you a (personal) line, but then you left me your comment. I am still so sorry. I'm glad you're feeling better. HUGS. Wish I could help.

  2. You had me at Cream Cheese frosting!
    Glad you are feeling better!

  3. Being snowed in with chocolate cake sounds like the PERFECT day to me! :)
    I don't think the snow is suppossed to stick around for's amazing how it can get our spirits down though.
    Glad to hear you're feeling a little better.

  4. OMG - yum!! I use that same recipe for my cream cheese frosting ... it's pretty decadent, definitely one where I lick the bowl ;-)

  5. The cake looks so good! What a perfect pick me-up for a cold winters day! I hope you didn't get hit too hard with snow and ice. Stay warm and I am so happy that you are starting to feel better. Still thinking and praying for you and your family.

  6. Love the snow, the cake and please!! Is that your shed with the little fence?? Hello! I want that!! :)

  7. I agree with Jen, cream cheese all the way!!! I made a pan of rice krispie treats this weekend and I ate almost the whole pan myself, tis the season I guess! Have fun with the new camera.

  8. Man! I would love a piece right now!

  9. Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting?!??! I'll be right over.

    Glad you're feeling a bit better.

  10. oh i have a weakness for chocolate cake!! that was the one thing i made when i was pregnant..i would eat it for breakfast!!!

  11. How do you eat that cake and stay trim? I can't believe I still see snow!

  12. Love your winter wonderland pics and this cake looks amazing.

  13. I made this last night for a dessert banquet at the junior high and it was a big hit~so easy!!


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