It has been 10 days since I wrote my post My brutal truth about blogging. If you havent read it, you can read it here. I have done a lot of thinking in these past ten days. A lot of comments on my past post. I cant thank you enough for your kind comments. I have been thinking about my niche. One comment said "Maybe we weren't meant to have a niche". I particularly liked this comment. Yes, maybe! I am just who I am, writing whatever comes to my head. And here it is for all you to read.
In my past post My brutal truth about blogging, I past the 12,000 mark with blog views. I was quite unhappy as my follower base was not huge. I no longer will worry about that. Of course I will watch to see how many people read my blog but I will not be hung up on how many followers I have as I have started to feel, as long as people are reading my blog than that makes me happy.
I have also decided that I will go with what is in my head and in my heart and if I feel like typing it out that is what you will be reading, if you decide to. It felt like a weight off my back not worrying about what to blog, and feeling, is it good enough to "publish"?
Good enough schmood enough. It is what it is and if you are still reading than I am doing just fine. So fine in fact I have decided to incorporate my cake into this blog post. In my previous post I was fed up and knowing I am not a food blogger, I gave up on writing it. Like I said before, was it magazine worthy, picture wise? Not even close.
However it was a cake I made, it was damn good and it is so good in fact that I believe people should try because it is one of the best cakes I have had! So I figured tonight, you know what, F@#$ it, I am going to blog about that damn cake. So here it is in all its glory.
When I made the cake my cake pedestal was just that much too small that you couldn't tell it was there. But it is, and its not sitting on the counter lol
CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE
- 1 pkg devils food cake, cake mix
- 1 33/4 oz pkg instant chocolate pudding
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 1/2 cup cooking oil
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Mix together all ingredients except the chocolate chips. Beat for 4 min and than add the chocolate chips. Bake in a greased floured pan at 350 for 50-60 min.
- 6 ounces good semisweet chocolate
- 1/2 lb (2 Sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp
- 1 extra-large egg yolk, at room temp
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
Chop the chocolate and place it in a heat proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until melted and set aside until cooled to room temperature.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium high until light yellow and fluffy, about 3 min. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and continue beating for 3 minutes. Turn the mixer to low, gradually adding the confectioners sugar, then beat at medium speed. Dissolve the coffee powder in 2 teaspoons of the hottest tap water. On low speed, add the chocolate and the coffee to the butter mixture and mix until blended. Don't whip! Spread immediately on cake.
So maybe my cake isn't Huffington Post worthy, but I guarantee you will eat the whole damn thing ;)
Hmmm caakkeeeee! Looks lush to me! Thanks for the recipe, I will add that to my 'to bake' list xReplyDelete
ooooo I am glad because it is a fabulous cake!!! Thanks so much for reading :)Delete
Your cake looks amazing! I can't believe you thought that wasn't good enough to publish! Seriously you should see some of my bakes. I'm glad you're feeling better about blogging :) #TwinklyTuesdayReplyDelete
awwww thanks. I really take that as a great compliment as I was so torn about it. Thank you!!!Delete
some of my most popular posts have been ones that almost got sent to the scrap heap. Write for yourself first is some of the best advice I've received since I started this little projectReplyDelete
It seems that is the way it works isnt it? That the ones I was hesitant in writing people read the mostDelete
Blog about what you want to read about. Because I bet others will want to read it too....I just did! Good Luck #myweekataglanceReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I sure hope so ;)Delete
Not sure if you meant to link up with #myweekataglance - but I'm glad you did just for the cake!! ;-)ReplyDelete
haha, I am glad you liked the cake post :)Delete
Well that cake just looks delicious :-) I'm glad you decided to blog about it and thought stuff it to the rest of the world! Thanks for linking up with the #bestandworst linky and hope to see you again next week! Don't forget we have a badge you can pop on the bottom of your post! :-)ReplyDelete
The cake IS delicious, if you can I say make it. YUMMY!!!! I will definitely post your badge, Thanks for reading :)Delete
My most popular posts have been the ones that I enjoyed writing the most. Just write what feels right for you and go with the flow. I don't have cakes in my posts. A cake improves a blog immensely. xxReplyDelete
hahaha a cake does improve stuff. Thanks :)Delete
I am right there with you on not having a niche. I too am just posting whatever comes to mind. Sometimes it's about family. Other times it's about work. And even others, it's a letter to my husband that I dare not actually ever give him (not to worry, he's not a computer person, so I doubt he will ever even see it). But it's all that "stuff" that's in my head that I just want to get out. So KUDOS to you for just writing what you feel/think.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. And thank you for taking the time to comment and read my post. It means alotDelete
MMMMM YUMMY. Will definitely give your recipe a go. Thanks for sharing. #TwinklyTuesday http://www.thekennyfamily.co.zaReplyDelete
ooooo you should. It is the most amazing moist cake. YUMDelete
I don't have a select blogging criteria I write for me and about me. I seem to fall into lots of groups but I don't mind that as it makes me happy. You should do the same. I've found the best posts are usually the ones that are against our 'normal'. The cake looks amazing. Got to love a good cake. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this weekReplyDelete
Thanks Martyn. I think I have finally decided that I will write what I feel. The cake is amazing. A definite must make!Delete
Thanks so much for reading and commenting
Looks delish! Beautiful frosting job :) I am a sucker for chocolate cake!ReplyDelete
Ahhh thanks!!!! I tried really hard to make it nice and swirly ;) This chocolate cake is to die for!Delete
I, personally, like food blogs without the "perfect" pictures. I'm never going to achieve that. But yummy? I can do yummy. Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.ReplyDelete
Yummy it is!!! You should for sure try to make it. Thanks so much for the comment :)Delete
That cake looks yummy to me. I agree that it's fine to not have a niche. Just call yourself a parent blogger or a lifestyle blogger if you need a name for it. Those names can cover a range of things and if you want to write about something that doesn't fit in those niches, write it. It's your blog. Do what you want with it. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining #myweekataglance!
Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I have decided I will write what I feel :)Delete
That is a PMS heaven right there. You are right...I could eat the whole damn thing. Yummy! Thanks for linking up with #foodpornthursdays. I am just flying around on your blog right now lol.ReplyDelete
LOL. I hope you have enjoyed it :) Thanks so much TristaDelete
That cake looks dam bloody good :-)ReplyDelete
OMG it soooo is.Delete
Thanks so much for reading and commenting :)
This looks so yummy Susan! Such a shame we live so far apart lol!ReplyDelete
Angela recently posted I am the Blogger who peed in a field http://wp.me/p5XRN6-1KD
It really is!!!! I have thought about it often. I could keep you company while you rest and I could bring food. LOLDelete