Sunday, February 17, 2013

No Calorie Chocolate Cake

When I saw this recipe on
Cathy's blog- Cobblestone Farms
I thought it 
LOOKED GOOD.
In fact, it looked SO GOOD
that I whipped it up that afternoon.
It made a wonderful little
Valentine's Day treat.
sent me the candle!;>)
The only changes I made to 
this recipe was to add
 an extra teaspoon of vanilla
to the cake AND the frosting.
AND~ I, being a bit weird,
poked holes in the top of 
the cake so the icing could
drip down inside.
I can't remember how many
years it has been since I 
made a Bundt cake.......
a   l-o-n-g   time!
LOOK at that icing!
A maraschino cherry fills each hole.
 Oh-So-Good.
Pop by Cobblestone Farms blog
for the recipe.
You'll be glad you did.

Ps.  Now, make sure everyone else eats 
at least TWO BIG pieces.
Remember my motto:
The fatter THEY look the skinnier YOU look
standing next to them!

PPS- I mighta lied about the 
NO CALORIE part~

For those of you too lazy
to click the link here is
Cathy's recipe:


Easy Chocolate Cake-Cobblestone Farms
Bring to a boil
-1 stick of butter
-1 cup of water
-1/2 cup oil
-3 tablespoons of cocoa...while waiting mix...
-2 cups SIFTED flour
-2 cups sugar together...then add
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 c. buttermilk
-1 teaspoon soda
... stir and pour first 4 ingredients over the mixture
...mix together well and place in greased pan (bundt)
...Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (mine took 50 mins)

ICING-Bring to a boil...
1 stick butter
6 tablespoons of milk
4 tablespoons of cocoa -then add...
I added 2 teaspoons vanilla)
1 pound of powdered sugar (sifted)...stir well
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53 comments:

Infuse With Liz said...

Oh that does look yummy! I have an old lemon cake recipe that you poke holes into for the icing to work into the cake. Putting the cherries on it is a cute idea! Wouldn't you know I married a man that doesn't fatten up!

Karen said...

oooh, that's looks sinfully good....

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Yummy!! And I am sure there is NO calories in this at all!! LOL!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!! I had been dying to tell that story about the Tea pots for some time now and finally just got around to it....

Hugs,
Deb

Allison said...

Oh my gosh this looks amazing! I'm going to have to save this to make later! YUM!

DearHelenHartman said...

YUM - it must be all the chocolate in the air for Feb. I made brownies this week .

Shirley said...

Good Morning, Breakfast food. hehe. Not a single calorie funny. I needed a laugh this morning before I head to the nursing home to see what is going on. I need to go check on him. Have another piece of cake with your Starbuck's just teasing. Have a great day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

That looks delish Diana!... I haven't made a bundt cake in a long time either... hope you had a nice Valentines Day... love you, xoxo Julie Marie

Beth said...

The cake looks delicious Diana. I am going now to check the link. Thanks!!

Anne said...

YUM that looks delicious!
xx
Anne

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

My friend, you deserve some chocolate right now!

Tete said...

This is the reason I was so hungry and had to get Craig up for my breakfast. LOL
I haven't had or made a bundt cake since the farm, mom loved them. I used to make the marble cakes in the pan, remember when they first came out?
Hiding the cherries in it is a great idea. Love the look of the icing. Mail me a piece.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Wow, this looks yummy! I wish I lived closer; I would just sled on over! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

Anna Hanley said...

Good morning,Is it okay to eat cake for breakfast? Lol. Yummy!! Enjoy your day,Anna

It's Just Dottie said...

I wish I had some of that cake!!
Oh My!
Smiles, Dottie

Kay G. said...

Ha, ha...I knew you were lying about the no calories, but we can dream, can't we? :-)
Love the idea of those cherries on top, fantastic idea! xx

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness, this really has my taste buds sparking! This recipe is a definite keeper!

Donna said...

You are such a tease, Diana! I bet the REAL reason you poked the holes in the cake was so you could soak it in rum, right?!! Glad you are enjoying your candle, hope you are burning it:)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my goodness, I am still working off the calories from those caramels...which are amazing by the way.


Thanks for the recipe.

Jen

Jettie said...

I can see where that would have no calories, and I may try it the next time we have pot luck at church. I'm a strange bird, I like cake while it is warm, but seldom eat any of it, once it gets cold.

Kelly said...

Yum! I love chocolate anything and that cake looks delicious and rich. Thanks for sharing the recipe. You're so funny about the weight thing too. I'll have to remember that one!

Blondie's Journal said...

You had me with the title of your post! I'm digging around for my bundt pan right now!!

XO,
Jane

Pattie T. said...

This does look good. In fact, irresistible!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

OMG - that looks so good. I love love chocolate and I am going to make one of these. I like the addition to the cake. I could eat the whole cake. Thanks for sharing.
Mary

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Bundt cake is known as Butt Cake in this house...I had my own litle SweetCheeks in male form!
Looks so good!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Mmmm, looks very delicious! Love the addition of the cherries too!

Have a great Sunday!!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

This recipe looks absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

blessings,
karianne

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

are you sure is no calories? I think I just gained 2lb just looking at the pictures :) wish I had a slice just about now

Nellie said...

You are right! You definitely DID lie about the "no calorie" part.:-) This has to be full of them! But - how delicious!

xo Nellie

Lorraine said...

That's a beautiful cake, Diana! Recipe ingredients reminds me of a Texas Sheet Cake. I think I might have to follow you and make one of these cakes real soon. Just as a favor to you so my pants get even tighter ;)

lynn said...

i've never made a bundt cake--just boring rectangles:) this is very close to a sheet cake we make and it IS delish! tfs, diane!

Shelia said...

Oh, shoot! It has calories?! :) It looks delicious! I think I'll make it too and the icing sounds so good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Little Blue Mouse said...

I've been lured here under false pretences!
I saw your delicious looking no calorie chocolate cake on Crafty Home Cottage's side bar and rushed straight over to check it out.
I though it was too good to be true! :(

NanaNor's said...

Diana, That cake looks so good! So glad it is at your house so you can eat it rather than me(but I couldn't eat it anyway due to gluten). You must know that I do need to get back into shape.
Hugs today.
Noreen

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I was so excited there for a minute, you story teller you! :)
Cake looks amazing and I love the cherry addition...I'm gonna have to try this. YUMMY!!!

Gina said...

Oh yum! I bet it's worth every single calorie too! How ever could you make something so sinfully good and not eat it? Your willpower is astonishing!

A.kennedy said...

yum! Thanks for sharing!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I want one. With extra cherries..... ;P

Rick Watson said...

Dang that stuff looks good. I'm going to hop over to Cobblestone Farms.
Take care.

Stacy said...

Oh yum! Funny, you should post this now. I also made a bundt cake this weekend (actually 2) after years of not making any. The family and folks at church liked them so much I may have to do it much more often.

Sweet Tea said...

You are quite the "Show off" - if my husband saw this cake he'd leave me for you immediately!! ;-)

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh....I can't remember the last time I had a slice (or two) of chocolate cake, Diana. :) Your's looks soooooo good! BUT....not on my diet right now. I've got 4 weeks to lose 20 pounds.

Right.

Like THAT's gonna happen.

Chocolate hugs to you, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

Faye said...

Oh...yum! And who wouldn't love chocolate cake!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I can't remember the last time I made a bunt cake either...Looks like it is time for me to search for the pan...I can tell by the ingredients that this is one fabulous cake!

Carol

Ann said...

No Calories Cake...
just what I need right now
and it looks so yum!

Maria Elena said...

No calories! No way! LOL It looks absolutely delicious! Now, this is a recipe to keep. My son loves chocolate cake. I will have to make him one of this next time he comes home on leave.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, I want some of this chocolate cake!! Do you know that chocolate cake and cupcakes are my favorite dessert? I wish I had a piece to go with my Starbucks right now. hehe Have a wonderful week, Diana.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Celestina Marie said...

WOW Diana, this looks so yummy and I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at the pics.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
XO Celestina Marie

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Thank you Diana - you are toooo kind! So glad you all enjoyed the cake! Have a happy day! Cathy

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh Diana - that is to funny - I was reading over the recipe to make sure I typed it all correctly and I noticed the timing on the cake. I never use a bundt cake pan - the one in the picture is just an itty bitty one - I always use a regular cake pan which takes 30 min. I'm sure a big bundt cake pan would take a lot more time - sorry about the confusion! ;-)

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh Diana - that is to funny - I was reading over the recipe to make sure I typed it all correctly and I noticed the timing on the cake. I never use a bundt cake pan - the one in the picture is just an itty bitty one - I always use a regular cake pan which takes 30 min. I'm sure a big bundt cake pan would take a lot more time - sorry about the confusion! ;-)

bj said...

THUD !!

Annmarie Pipa said...

I would be instantly more popular if I made this!

Little Miss Maggie said...

This cake looks like chocolate heaven. Total bliss.