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Christmas Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake

25 Dec

Like this post if you liked my use of alliteration in the title 😉

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Ingredients

  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  2. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  8. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  9. 2 cups unsweetened cherry sauce
  10. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  11. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  12. 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  13. One 12-ounce bag semisweet-chocolate chips
  14. Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
  15. Crème fraîche, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter and flour a 12-cup round pan. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the granulated sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, cloves and pepper. Whisk in the cherry sauce, eggs, oil and melted butter. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached.
  3. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the cake cool for about 30 minutes. Sift confectioners’ sugar over the cake, slice and serve with crème fraîche (or if you live in a warmer climate, you can serve with vanilla ice cream).
Already half eaten ;)

Already half eaten 😉

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Hope you all have a happy holiday! I would love to know what kind of dessert your making this holiday season 🙂 Let me know in the comment section below.

-Caitlyn

Halloween Nails Update! (Tombstone)

6 Oct

So as some of you might know, I shared some 5 cool Halloween nail art yesterday. In my post I put a link to a super cool video with cute Halloween designs (you can find the link at the bottom of my post ( https://maritimemango.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/5-halloween-nail-art-designs-twisted/ ) and I said that I really like the tombstone design. So I decided to replicate that design and share some pictures with all of you.

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Let me know what you think in the comment section below and if you aren’t already, make sure to follow my blog. 🙂

And keep your eyes open for more thing having to do with Halloween (I will be posting a list with my top10 -maybe more- Halloween movies. I might even post a few recipes for some spooky Halloween treats!).

-Caitlyn

DIY Bracelet Pictures

2 Sep

Here are a few pictures of some ‘friendship’ bracelets that I’ve made. The designs are not mine…..they are from this website: http://www.braceletbook.com/

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http://www.braceletbook.com/pattern_normal/9939.html#.UiSw3TbMCSo

(I used different colours obviously)

 

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http://www.braceletbook.com/pattern_normal/8889.html#.UiLsiDbMCSr

(This is my favourite one!)

 

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the link for this one.

 

So there you have it! Three nice designs! If you wish to make these bracelets, but you are having trouble following the instructions, feel free to leave a comment and let me know. Please be specific as to which design(s) you are having trouble with and I will be more than happy to explain.  🙂

 

Until next time,

-Caitlyn