Monday, January 22, 2018
These are incredibly good! Rich and chocolatey!!!
1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
1⁄4 cup cocoa
1 cup granulated sugar
3⁄4 cup flour
1⁄2 cup walnuts (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F
Melt butter in microwave.
Add the cocoa and stir.
In medium bowl beat eggs until frothy.
Add sugar, flour, salt, and vanilla (also nuts if you are using them).
Pour cocoa mixture over egg mixture and stir all together.
Put into a greased 8 x 8 pan. Preferably a heart shaped one. Bake for 30 minutes.
Old Fashioned Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter (room temperature
3 cups sugar (confectioners')
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, combine the butter with confectioners' sugar. Beat on low speed until sugar is moistened, then beat on medium to high speed for about 2 minutes.
Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk or cream and beat until smooth. Beat in more milk or cream, as needed for spreading consistency. Add a few drops of red food coloring as well, to set the mood!
My Own Sweet Valentine
Like the sweetly budding rose,
Freshened by the gentle rain
Like the Evening Star that glows,
Brightest of the starry train
Like a well arranged Bouquet,
Where the fairest flowers combine,
Odours rich and colours gay,
Is my own Sweet Valentine