Thursday, April 5, 2018

Happy spring! And a whipped cream chocolate cake for you to enjoy!

Happy spring to you all!

It's been a busy one thus far, at our place.  I just finished revisions for my November, 2018 Love Inspired release, MONTANA MISLETOE, and in the midst of that process we were out of town for five days.  And right now, I'm taking care of two young grandkids for four days--a very infrequent privilege and a delight...though not exactly conducive to writing a well thought out blog post!  

So, I thought I would say hello to you all and then share a chocolate whipped cream cake recipe I've made for ages.  I hope you like it! 

1.    Heat to a boil on the stove, then cool to room temp:
3/4 cup cocoa powder  
1 stick regular butter (not margarine!)
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup water

2.   Set  3/4 cup buttermilk on the counter, bring to room temp 

3.   Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside:      
            2 cups AP flour
            1 tsp baking soda
            1/2 tsp salt 

4.   Beat until fluffy
3 eggs room temp
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

5.  Gently fold the cooled chocolate mixture into the fluffy eggs

6.  Add buttermilk and flour mixture alternately into the chocolate/egg mixture                       
(Gently—just lightly combine with each addition)

Preheat oven to 350°   Line three 9" round pans with circles of parchment paper and spray with baking spray.  Pour batter into pans.  Test at 20 min—center surface should be damp (you don't want it dry there, or for the sides to be pulling away from the pan)Don't overbake or the cake will be dry.  Cool completely before frosting. Refrigerate; set out ten minutes before serving. This is one of those recipes that came from a friend who got it from someone else, any rate,  I can take no credit for creating it, but I sure love to make it!

Combine these three ingredients, then whip to firm peaks. Holds up well!
 2 cups heavy cream
6 Tbsp corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla


Roxanne Rustand


  1. Oh, yum! This sound luscious! Thank you!

  2. The cake recipe looks delicious, Roxanne. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for the recipe, Roxanne! Have fun with those grandchildren!!

  4. The cake recipe sounds wonderful. Enjoy the grandkids.

    1. Being here with them reminds me of how much older I am now--had a lot more energy when our own kids were young! :)

  5. I need to make this for my mother in law. She LOVES chocolate. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I just made it for my brother's birthday, because he loves chocolate too! :)

  6. How fun for you! I hope you enjoy your time with your grandkids. :)

    1. Thanks! I asked for entertainment ideas on my FB profile, and received lots of good ideas. Very helpful!