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