Sunday, November 15, 2009

Charlie's Afternoon Chocolate Cake (CWF)

Julie from A Little Bit Of Everything decided to add an extra recipe this month for our Chocolate With Francois baking group. She chose Charlie's Afternoon Chocolate Cake and I must say that it was a very good choice. Thanks Julie! You can find the recipe on her blog and I highly recommend that you make this for a special occasion.

Delightfully simple, yet rich with chocolate flavor, this cake made for an awesome ending to our anniversary dinner, which was this past Wednesday, Nov. 11th.

Because it was for just the two of us, I made the cakes in two, 6" cake pans and then froze one for a later time. Sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with vanilla ice cream, I couldn't have ordered nor bought a tastier dessert. Delicious!

Hubby and I have now been married 31 years. It doesn't seem possible. Wasn't it only yesterday that we were sitting in my parents' basement just getting to know each other? Him telling me I was cute; me telling him he was crazy. Bashful and shy... young and how the years fly and people change.

Little known fact: I used to be a redhead. Until I was 5-6 years old my hair was strawberry blonde, leaning more toward the strawberry than the blonde. So it particularly touched me that hubby found this card for me. That was my hair color spot on!

We've been together since we were teenagers, living in different towns, but attending the same high school. Hubby likes to tell the story of how when he was a young boy he would go with his dad to a body shop located three houses down from where I grew up. He insists that he knew at a very young age that there was something magical about that street and he always felt "funny" when he was there. How sweet is that? Enjoy this rendition of "On The Street Where You Live" made popular by the musical My Fair Lady. It always reminds me of hubby's story and makes me all warm. fuzzy, loving and forgiving.


June said...

Hope you had a really special day Mags. What a beautiful cake, a lovely post and a sweet card from your guy.

Sweet and Savory said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This way, I found your blog. You made the cake so pretty. It is delicate and alluring. Great job.

I didn't know the recipe was posted. Now, I can tell all those wanting it, where to get it.

Mags said...

June: Thank you. We had a very nice anniversary.

Sweet and Savory: When I posted this Julie still didn't have hers posted but I'm assuming she'll have the recipe there.

Susan said...

Awww, how sweet! Love how special your made your cake look!

lakegirl said...

Congratulations on 31 years! Thanks for making this for your special day. Love the decoration!

Megan said...

Happy Anniversary!! Gorgeous cake!

Mags said...

Susan: Thank you...I think hubby liked the heart too.

lakegirl: This was a great recipe. Thank you for choosing it.

Megan: thanks!

Baby said...

Happy anniversary! That's one beautiful cake & post!

Memória said...

Awww, what a sweet post and a lovely cake. Happy Anniversary!

AppleC said...

Great cake. Looks super.

HoneyB said...

Congrats Mags! What a sweet story to read. Hope you have a great day.

stephchows said...

That was the most adorable story ever!!! Happy anniversary!! I hope to have such wonderful memories over the years with John :)

Mags said...

Memoria, AppleC,HoneyB,and Steph: Thanks for your anniversary wishes and your kind comments!

Moogie said...

As I write this comment, my cake is baking in the oven. I hope mine tastes as wonderful as yours looks.

I'm not celebrating anything as wonderful as a 31st anniversary. But our Mexican Train gang will have the honors in helping devour this rich chocolate cake.

Big congratulations to you and your husband.

Mags said...

Moogie: Thanks! And I hope your gang loves this cake!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Beautiful cake... and happy anniversary! So sweet :)

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