Chocolate Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Butter Cream

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Last Monday was icy.  It started as one of those days when the snow is just barely snow because the temperature is not really below freezing but then the temperature dropped.  And all that nice slushy snow/not snow muck froze.  And then it began to ice storm.  We didn’t go out Monday or until noon the following Tuesday.

So I decided I should try baking a cake.  Well I was pretty confident on the cake front, I decided I would try making butter cream again.  Also we weren’t going out in the ice and I didn’t have any icing on hand and I wanted to make some cake!  Happily this was  delicious very successful buttercream, if I do say so myself.

The cake was pretty amazingly delicious too.  And the perfect thing to make you not care about the dreary gray winter days outside.

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Spiced Red Wine Chocolate Cake

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Tuesday was my birthday.  I am still not in possession of the largest appetite in the world so I skipped the traditional cake and ice cream Tuesday night.

But my husband is taking his mother out for Mother’s Day this weekend and I figured, since we will have family visiting from out of town, I might as well make myself the cake I would have made on Tuesday.  Since there will be people to share it with.

Though once I tried this cake I was a little less sold on the sharing idea.  It is delicious!  Fudgey, rich, moist, chocolatey and spiced heaven on a fork.  The mascarpone whipped cream topping is completely optional; the cake would be fantastic with just some powdered sugar dusted on top, but I really enjoyed the clean cool sweet of the topping with the chocolatey spice of the cake.

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