Simple Chocolate Cake and a Giveaway!

October 8th, 2010

Last Saturday, I had a dinner party. Even though there were not enough dining chairs to go around, I believe everything was a hit!

But, every time I sit down to tell you about it, I’m reminded of how tired I was afterwards… so instead, I’ll give it to you in pieces… starting with the best course… DESSERT!

I made Crack Pie and Chocolate Cake.  The Crack Pie didn’t come out well…It was good but hard as a rock… the Chocolate Cake was great and very simple to make!

Now for the giveaway… CSN has again given me a $35 gift certificate for their sites…personally, I would get the immersion blender or the Le Creuset baking pans… but pick whatever you want…

Now how to enter… Each of the following will give you an entry but you only have to do one…

1. Leave a comment below.

2. Tweet the giveaway linking to @ginnygetsfloury and leave an extra comment letting me know.

3. Follow me on twitter and leave an extra comment letting me know.

4. Like me on Facebook and leave an extra comment letting me know.

5. Be my 200th twitter follower, get an extra entry and a foodie prize (to be determined!).

I’ll pick a winner next week on October 18th at noon.  Sorry but we can only ship to the US and Canada.

15-Minute Chocolate Cake
(from Chocolate Bliss)

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup boiling water

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a 10-in round cake pan.
2. In a large bowl, stir the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking sodea and salt until combined. Add egg, milk, oil, and vanilla to the flour mixture for about 5 minutes. Beat in the hot water, the batter will be thin.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Unmold and let cook completely.
4. Top with a chocolate ganache (I heated about 1/4 cup cream until slightly simmering and added to 1/2 cup chocolate chips with a splash of vanilla).

16 Responses to “Simple Chocolate Cake and a Giveaway!”

  1. Errign on October 8, 2010 6:30 pm

    I’m with you – I’d love the Le Creuset! :) Happy Friday Ginny – that cake sounds amazing!

  2. Aylin on October 9, 2010 10:54 am

    I like your cake. It looks great!

  3. James on October 9, 2010 7:37 pm

    Oh I’m so in.

  4. Rashmi on October 11, 2010 10:52 am

    oooh la la… looks so yummy :)

  5. Tammy on October 11, 2010 11:15 am

    Cake. Pie. Cookies. Whatever you make looks amazing!

  6. susitravl on October 11, 2010 10:11 pm

    CSN is great and I have been able to get a few things at great prices and free shipping.


  7. susitravl on October 11, 2010 10:12 pm

    Like you on Facebook (SusanBenegas)

  8. susitravl on October 11, 2010 10:14 pm

    Follow you on Twitter – susitravl

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  10. Mom on October 13, 2010 2:33 pm

    yummy chocolate! Is there really any other flavor? I would love an immersion blender.

  11. Liz M. on October 16, 2010 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! That cake looks tasty!

  12. Liz M. on October 16, 2010 2:29 pm

    I like you on facebook!

  13. Liz M. on October 16, 2010 2:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

  14. Liz M. on October 16, 2010 2:30 pm

    I tweeted!

  15. Liz M. on October 16, 2010 2:30 pm

    I tweeted!!/FakeGradSchool/status/27576583660

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