May 1, 2012

My Sweet Party - Chocolate Cake - LOVE YUMMIES

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... :-)




Love Yummies
150 grams butter
1 1/2 dl milk (150ml)
2 eggs
3 dl sugar (300ml)
5 tbsp un-sweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla sugar
4 1/2 dl flour (450ml)
2 tsp baking powder

Topping:
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!


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52 comments:

  1. Hi Johanna, I will see what the next theme will be and try to link up! Thanks for the invite. I will be back for another visit. xo

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    1. Weiii, it's like christmas, every time someone links up!:-) Thanks for joining the party!

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  3. Wish I had a piece of this delicious looking chocolate cake. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Thanks you for visiting mine and I hope to see some of your recipes at my party too:-)

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  4. Delicious! So many great ideas, you'll have to inspire me to become a better cook :) I'm a new blog follower, you can follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com thanks!

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    1. Thanks for following my blog, it makes me happy and I hope we can share some ghreat recipes. Iäll check out your blog right away. I hope to see you linking up a chocolate treat for my party too!

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  5. Thanks for the invitation!

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  6. Hi Johanna,

    I will see how I can link up. I have never "joined or followed" a board before, just linked on a specific day. Is that okay? I don't know how to add people to mine either, lol! I really like your blog too.

    Cheers,
    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary,

      You can link up a chocolate inspired treat any day during May. If you want to start follow my blog, you just click on "join this site" on the right hand side, where you can see other happy followers:-)

      I'm looking forward to your link up!:-)

      Have a nice weekend!

      Johanna

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  7. Thanks for the invite to link up! I cant wait to see what others link up.

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    1. I'm really excited too, to see what other link up:-)

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  8. I gave you a bloggy award. i mentioned you on my site :)
    www.everdaypixiedust.blogspot.com

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  9. Thank you so much for inviting me to join in. I'm following via bloglovin and gfc. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to share your latest projects.

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    1. Thank you! I will def check out your party:-)

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  10. Thanks for the invite to your link party!
    I love your chocolate cake! And your blog is amazing.

    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you!! And I like your contribution!

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  11. Wonderful idea and thanks for the invite!
    I'm definitely coming to your party! ;)

    Kram Sofie

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to see your contribution to the party!

      XXX

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  12. Hej! Skriver på svenska eftersom du är svensk, och jag måste tänka till ett extra varv om jag ska skriva på engelska.
    Tack för din inbjudan att delta i chokladutmaningen! Det låter förstås frestande, och du har en jättetrevlig blogg! MEN eftersom det också förutsätter att jag blir följare och även har din logga på min blogg avstår jag. Jag har helt enkelt bestämt mig för att inte följa fler bloggar. Jag anslöt mig till några glutenbloggare precis i början av min "bloggkariär", men har sedan avstått från fler. Däremot har jag en hel del favoriter som jag kikar in hos med jämna mellanrum.
    En annan sak är att jag ju dels inte tål gluten, dels försöker undvika socker så mycket som möjligt, och därför inte läser så många kakbloggare. Söta Saker är ett undantag eftersom Tea är en av min dotters bästa vänner.
    Önskar dig det bästa av allt, och en härlig vår/sommar!

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    1. Hej Kjersti,

      Det är helt ok att du inte deltar och jag förstår din synpunkt. Det var väldigt trevligt att du iaf kikade in på min blogg.

      Ha en trevlig vår och simmar du med!

      Johanna

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  13. Thanks for the invitation but my blog's in Swedish!

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    1. Hej, det är helt ok att din blogg är svensk. Jag har många svenskar som följer min blogg och alldeles säkert är intresserade av att se ditt bidrag, ifall du vill bidra. Ha en bra dag!

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  14. En liten fraga, ar det ok om jag deltar med en "dryck" utav choklad eller?

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    1. Det går alldeles utmärkt, alla typer av recept funkar så länge det innehåller choklad:-) vad kul att du vill vara med:-)

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  15. Hi Johanna. Thank you for visiting The Big Green Bowl and inviting me to your linky party! This looks like fun! Thank you for hosting.

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  16. Congrats on your first party! I linked up a chocolate donut. :)

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  17. So happy to join you!!!! Have a lovely weekend~

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  18. Thanks for the invite!! I will definitely link up if I make anything chocolate...I don't have anything chocolate on my blog at all right now! Anyway, I will keep a look out for next month too. Everything looks so good :)

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    1. Hi Kara,

      Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you have the chance to bake something chocolaty and link it up:-)

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  19. Thank you for inviting me! I'm so happy to join-- it was just hard to figure out what to add! I wrote a little blog post about your new party and linked up to the party and site! great blog-- so glad to be following you now!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the very sweet blog post!! I'm also happy that you decided to join My Sweet Party:-)

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  20. Thank you so much for the invitation. We linked up our wonderful Butterfinger Bars! Great recipes linked up already!

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    1. Thanks for joining!! I hope to share many recipes with you. Have a great day!

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  21. Thanks for inviting me to link up! I'm a new subscriber and linked up a couple of chocolate-y recipes. :)

    Have a great day!

    Kim @ Little Rays of Sunshine
    morrowsunshine.com

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Thanks for linking up! I'm very happy that you joined My first of many parties:-)

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  22. Congratulations on your first party. Thanks Johanna for visiting & for inviting me to link up. Can I link old posts?

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    1. Thank you! You can link up anything you like as long as chocolate is included in the recipe. I'm looking forward to your contribution!

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    2. Thank you, linked up few posts. I'm your newest follower too :)

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  23. Thanks for the invite and who doesn't love chocolate! Happy First Party!! also a new follower...

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  24. Hi! I have posted my contribution to your "My Sweet Party"!

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  25. Hi Johanna. I came across your sweet party and thought I'd join in as I love chocolate. look forward to seeing the theme for June and hopefully joining in again. Your cake looks delicious although I'm not a fan of coconut but I like the sound of everything else :)

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    1. I'm happy you've joined my ever first My Sweet Party and of course I hope to see more of your contributions:-) You can always sprinkle your Love Yummies with something else, like M&M's ;-)

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  26. thanks so much for the invite

    grabbed a button, followed, and linked up

    ~heather

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    1. Thanks for joining!! Soon there will be another theme out for the June party, and I hope you'll like to join that one too:-)

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  27. Thank you so much for the invite. This is a sweet idea for a party (no pun intended).

    Can't wait to see what next month's theme will be.

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  28. Tack för inbjudan till My sweet party, men jag avstår från att delta. Iallafall denna månaden, kanske hänger på någon annan gång!
    /Helena

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    1. Hej Helena,

      Idag kommer Juni månads tema ut, kanske att det kan intressera dig:-)

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  29. Har precis lagt till mitt recept:))

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    1. Strålande! Inom ett par dagar ska jag välja ut mina tre favoriter, så håll utkik:-)Idag kommer dessutom juni månads tema ut:-)

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Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE comments and I read them all, but may not respond to all:-)

XOXO Johanna