Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Honey!

My hubby is officially "my old man today"! He can now order off  Ihop's senior menu and join the senior center..He is 55!!
I made him this chocolate cake and bought him t-shirts, socks and undies! He loves new socks, it's a passion with him, did you know Jerry Lewis changes white sweatsocks several times a day, always putting on a brand- new pair, and he gives the used ones to charity. My husband would love to be able to do that! So I buy him new socks every birthday and christmas!

Here is the recipe for the cake, it is super moist and super chocolate choclate!! I got the recipe from http://www.gingerandjam.com/ she used milk and yogurt but I had sour cream which lots of people use in their cake making, worked fine, just use 1 3/4 cup sour cream in place of milk and yogurt! Enjoy!

Coffee Chocolate Bundt Cake

1 cup brewed coffee
3/4 cup unsweetened 100% natural cocoa powder
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons fine grain salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3 eggs
1 cup 1% milk
3/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt
1 cup canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups, plus 2 Tablespoons, all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with a rack in the center of the oven.
Butter the inside of a 10-inch bundt pan and then flour the pan. Hint: “flour” the pan with cocoa powder instead of flour so that no white flour leaves a trace on your cooked and beautiful cake!
Combine coffee and cocoa powder in a small sauce pan. Bring to a low boil, whisking frequently. Once boiling, remove the pan from the heat and let the chocolate come to room temperature while prepping the rest of the recipe.
Combine sugar, salt, baking soda, and eggs in the bowl of your beloved KitchenAid stand mixer. Mix on low speed for about 1 minute.
Add the milk, yogurt, oil, and vanilla to the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix on low speed for about 1 minute.
Add the flour to the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes, until thoroughly combined.
Add the chocolate/coffee mixture to the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Take a moment to appreciate the joy that is your stand mixer.
Pour the batter into the bundt pan.
Bake the cake for 1 hour until the top is set, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, invert the cake onto a pretty plate of your choosing and sprinkle the top with sifted powdered sugar.
Eat the cake while standing at the counter with fork in hand. Share the cake with anyone and everyone you love!


Bead and Needle said...

You only baked him half a cake?? I think he deserves more than that! Happy Birthday, Charlie - hope you get some...

Colleen Mcgraw said...

Happy Birthday Charlie, you can go to IHOP with me now, and old??? don't listen to Jackie, it really is only a state of mind. Have a great day!

Ronna said...

Happy, happy birthday Charlie! And many more!!! 50's are good numbers....you can get many discounts and other goodies! I'm right behind you.

Colleen said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Charlie! Underwear for your birthday? How unexciting!

Hope you had a good one!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Charlie! Welcome to the "Over The Hill Gang!" I hope you have a great day!

Jackie, I am so glad you are enjoying my niece, Jen's blog! She's quite the foodie and has some great recipes. One of these days I'll actually try one of them! How do you like her method of dicing onions?