Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chocolate Roses

For Christmas my daughter gave me a French silicon rose cupcake pan.
I thought Valentine's would be the perfect time to test it out.
Here is the recipe that went into making our Chocolate Roses.
It comes from AllRecipes.com

Too Much Chocolate Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs, and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan (or as I did into cupcake pans)
3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. (cupcakes took 30 minutes) Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before investing onto a plate. If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.

The cakes were very moist and chocolaty.
They have kept quite well, but are disappearing quickly.
My husband loves warming them for a few seconds in the microwave, then adds a little vanilla ice cream.
It's easy and good.


Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Oh they look yummy! I love the idea of vanilla ice cream on top!

Have a great week!

Love and blessings,

Angela McRae said...

Yum! These sound great, and I'm thrilled I actually have that pan to make them (hopefully) look as pretty as yours, Marilyn!

parTea lady said...

Your chocolate rose cupcakes look really good. What could be better than moist and delicious chocolate cake in pretty shapes. I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks.

Annie said...

Oh ymmmm. Fergit the recipe. Just have a plate of those ready to consume the next time I'm in PORTLAND. LOL

Adrienne said...

I can't imagine why anything so delectable would disappear quickly! What an incredible gift. At the top of the list of things I love are roses and chocolate - sounds like a perfect combination! Thanks for sharing them with us. And the recipe sounds fantastic!

Time Traveling in Costume said...

I've made some of these up too, using a chocolate ganache on the outside. They are so pretty.

Linda J. said...

Yummm...Oh my, so delicious and pretty!

Susan said...

Marilyn, I am enjoying something almost as good as these rose cupcakes! I have a sore throat coming on and was just thinking, 'I need a cup of tea.' The mail arrives and my gift from you, a teabag of Monk's Tea Blend. I love it. Never grew up with tea drinkers, but I do enjoy a cup now and then, especially in the afternoon. Thank you so much. The smell is so delicious.

Rosemary said...

Very pretty Marilyn!

Cathy said...

Oh my, aren't those little cakes pretty. You can't beat a warm chocolate treat with a scoop of ice cream.

paris parfait said...

Looks so pretty and delicious! xo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Mmmmmmm..............so pretty and I'm sure they're delish!

Warm blessings,

Tracy said...

Sooo beautiful... Sooo delicious! Thank you, Mariyln. It is snowing here--again--so a chocolate treat would go down lovely about now... Happy Day :o) ((HUGS))

Jill said...

I'm glad the rose mold works so well!

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful! I love your chocolate roses!

Jeanne said...

I gave up all chocolate and sweets for lent but will keep this recipe on hand until after Easter♥

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful gift for you! The recipe sounds really good!


Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Did you think they were easy to pop out of the pan? I am considering making a purchase...do you have the company name? TX Donna