Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One-bowl chocolate cake

Time-saving recipe that is easy, delicious and will garner many compliments. 

Life is busy business and I promised to explore list-making as a precursor to time management which will compliment the whole idea of procrastination.  So I will give advice that seems odd.......bake a cake. 

You will need a little delicious chocolate cake in order to proceed with the task of creating a list that will simplify your life. Why???
  • the fragrance of baking will fill your kitchen and make you smile
  • if you have family, the small effort will bring veritable tears of joy, hugs, possibly disbelief and a reason to claim alone time
  • everyone needs a snack for the brain to accomplish good, organized thinking
For those people on mindful eating plans, gluten-free diets or are not desirous of chocolate.....I suggest a modest purchase of anything that will satisfy a food craving but still be considered a little naughty.

Cream margarine and sugar then add eggs. Throw everything else in the bowl. Mix with electronic device of your choice until smooth. Taste batter (you were going to anyway). Pour batter in greased and slightly floured 11" x 17" pan or bundt cake pan or 36 cupcakes

Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F/20 mins for cupcakes or until an inserted toothpick in the middle of the cake comes out clean

Icing with purchased icing....seriously many choices that are effort-free and tasty. 

3 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa
3 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking soda
1 cup margarine
3 cups buttermilk (or 3 cups of milk with 3 tsp lemon juice or vinengar)
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

Soak mixing bowl and utensils...time for the list making to commence.

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