I'm super excited today, as I decided to host my own link up party! This will be my first ever "My Sweet Party" and I hope you'd like to join! I will host a party every month with a different theme. The theme can be anything from a flavour, colour, feeling, country, movie, basically anything that can inspire you baking or cooking something sweet and delicious. It doesn't have to be something sweet, it can be savoury too, as long as it is made within the theme. This is a great way of finding new inspiring blogs and recipes from all around the world.
The theme for the first "My Sweet Party" is: CHOCOLATE. Who doesn't love chocolate?! It can be bold and rich in flavour as well as very subtle. It goes well with fruits and berries and can be used in all kinds of sweets; candy, pie, cakes, muffins, cupcakes, cookies....the sky is the limit of your imagination:-) Be creative and have fun!
When "My Sweet Party" is closed I'll go through all your sweet contributions and choose my Top Three Favourite recipes, and feature those three recipes and blogs.
My Sweet Party Rules
1. Become a follower of "Me And My Sweets".
2. Add "My Sweet Party" logo to your post with a link back to your host blog "Me And My Sweets". Add the "My Sweet Party" link for that particular month so other bloggers can find recipes, receive more visits/comments and discover new inspiring blogs.
3.Place "My Sweet Party" button on the sidebar of your blog.
4. Post a link of your months contribution to "My Sweet Party" - the link is at the end of this post.
5. Visit other participants for delicious inspiration - make sure you have some treats while browsing as I'm sure you'll be craving sweets after a short while:-)
Here's "My Sweet Party" button for you to grab. And the link to your host http://www.meandmysweets.blogspot.co.uk/
My contribution for "My Sweet Party" is LOVE YUMMIES. It's a chocolate cake with a chocolate coffee and buttercream topping sprinkled with desiccated coconut. It's my family's favourite and the topping in absolutely fabulous. Usually I make a double batch of the topping to make the cake extra luscious:-) Honestly, I could eat only the topping itself... :-)
150 grams butter
1 1/2 dl milk (150ml)
3 dl sugar (300ml)
5 tbsp un-sweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla sugar
4 1/2 dl flour (450ml)
2 tsp baking powder
3 dl icing sugar (300ml)
2 tbsp un-sweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp vanilla sugar
3 tbsp cold coffee
6 tbsp butter
desiccated coconut to sprinkle
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Melt the butter, add milk.In another bowl, mix eggs and sugar until white and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, combine cocoa, vanilla sugar, flour and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mix along with the melted butter and milk. Combine carefully. If there are some lumps, they will disappear while baking.
Pour the mixture into a flour and greased baking tin, 25 x 25 cm.
Bake in he middle of the oven for about 30-40 minutes, until a stick comes out clean from the cake.
Set aside to cool completely. Once the cake has cooled down, you can make the amazing topping:-)
Place all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to boil and make sure the sugar melts completely.
Pour it over the cake. Sprinkle desiccated coconut on top.
Have fun and enjoy the party!