Knits and Cake


Hope you aren't in a sugar coma already from digging into your box of gamble chocolates because this is going to be a mighty sweet post. I passed on the gamble chocolate this year but did cave to a chocolate craving and baked a cake. It's a great recipe simple, tasty, and can be dressed up or eaten as is. The recipe will be at the end of the post so after you get your fill of eye candy, you can treat your sweet tooth too. (If your pants stop fitting I'm going to blame your box of gamble chocolate)

With nakniswemodo on the mind and having a goal of knitting up some stash I decided to knit a Favorite Cardigan from Custom Knits. Both the yarn (Berroco Worsted Merino) and the book had been purchased for a few months and it felt so so thrifty to put the two together. And as I mentioned on the 3rd there are these red pumps that wanted a matching sweater. Basically it just flew off the needles and here I am with a finished sweater in two weeks. If only they could all be that easy.

Fav full
The shoes are pleased. So is the black skirt, the only sewing project completed in the last few years.
Fav crop
Here's a close up. The only mod was to put only 3 buttons on the front. With the wide neckline it seemed like a better look for my taste. Oh and I reversed the cables on right side.
fav side
And a little look at the sleeve cable. My sister will be surprised to see my vampiric eyes open in the bright light. (The light it burnsssss) This is technically sweater number 3 for nakniswemodo. The other two will be posted some time in the near future.

Now how about some cake!
From Chocolate Epiphany - Charlie's Afternoon Chocolate Cake.
10 T (or 5 ounces) Unsalted butter
8 ounces of 60% chocolate, chopped
2 Large Eggs
2/3 cup of Sugar
3/4 cups Flour

Preheat oven to 350 F, grease and flour one 9" round cake pan. (A good tip is to use coco powder instead of flour to "flour" the pan when making chocolate cake)

In a med saucepan melt the butter over med-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring so it doesn't burn. Remove from heat and stir in chopped chocolate until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
In another bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar until well combined. Whisk in flour until that is also combined. Add chocolate and butter mixture and stir until mixture is just combined. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.
Bake for 15 mins at 350 then lower temp to 300 and bake for an additional 8 mins. Remove cake from oven (and here's the catch) you must let it cool completely before removing it from the pan. It's kind of delicate which is why you have to wait.

Then you can eat as is or garnish to your own delight. Pictured is a slice topped with home made whipped cream and raspberries. Mmmmmm cake.


  1. I love the sweater. I didn't have it in my queue, but after seeing your three button version I'm adding it. Why didn't I think of that. It looks great on you and totally matches the shoes.

  2. I absolutely love that sweater. It's so cute! (The cake looks yummy too.)


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