Hi everyone! Hope you are surviving the heat of summer. It’s already been several days in the 100’s and the humidity is horrible. My porch spot is lonely because the heat and humidity doesn’t make for happy stitching outside. I am so looking forward to cooler weather in Fall to enjoy stitching on the porch again. For now I sit with my tea for a bit in the morning and chat with the outside cats. Water the plants on the porch, my hibiscus by the table and chairs is lovely. The geraniums I brought inside from last year are just now budding and the pots of moss roses and petunias are so colorful on the porch making it a pretty spot to just relax. It’s added the sound of buzzing bugs to the songs of the birds.
A while back Robin in VA had asked if I’d share my crock pot chocolate cake recipe and today I finally pulled it out to share with you. Even though the oven got replaced I still prefer this moist cake from the crock pot. Especially nice if you aren’t looking to heat up the kitchen but still want dessert! Make sure you have vanilla ice cream on hand for this cake. It is yummy!
Triple Chocolate Cake for the Crock Pot
18 1/2 oz pkg chocolate cake mix, I used Devil’s Food
8 oz container sour cream
4 serving size pkg of instant chocolate pudding mix
12 oz pkg of semi sweet chocolate chips
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup oil, I used Crisco Vegetable Oil
1 cup water
Mix the cake mix, sour cream, instant pudding, eggs, oil and water. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into a lightly greased 5 quart crock pot. Cover and cook on high setting for 3 to 4 hrs. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
So what has everyone been stitching on? I’ve been trying to keep up with a round robin I joined. I’m on the last one which happens to be Shannon’s piece who is my sister in law. I have a Mystery Exchange and a Fruit Block Exchange. I hope to have pics next time to share with you. I did finish my Blackbird May Basket and it is at the framers to start my wall of smalls. I am hoping when next I’m at Heart’s Desire it will be ready to pick up. Here is a pic of the finished piece, and just so you know, I did use 30 ct Putty and it made all the threads just pop!
I need to get dinner started. I leave you with a pic of our hollyhocks this year. They were just beautiful! So glad you dropped by and hope you try the chocolate cake!