Sunday, January 13, 2013

Party Time!

Yesterday we celebrated L's 7th Birthday with our friends.  All together, there were 19 of us up on Poplar Ridge. It was such a beautiful day yesterday, that we couldn't keep the kids inside, so they went out to play in the mud.

L chose a chocolate cake with peanut butter filling and chocolate icing.  I absolutely LOVE this recipe for chocolate is easy, delicious, and always turns out nicely.  It also makes a LOT, and I've been known to eat the left overs straight from the refrigerator...chocolaty, and melts in my mouth!

Quick Chocolate Frosting
From Cook's Country...makes about 4 cups

2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temp
2 3/4 c confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 c semisweet chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled
2 T milk
2 t vanilla
1/8 t salt

Using electric mixer, beat butter until fluffy, about 30 seconds.  Turn mixer to low and add sugar 1 cup at a time, and cocoa, mix to combine.  Beat in melted chocolate and increase speed to high, beating until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute.  Reduce speed to med-lo and add milk, vanilla, and salt.  Increase speed to high and beat until fluffy, 30 sec. more.

L had a wonderful time, as did the rest of us.  It has been entirely too long since we got together with our friends...holidays and sick kids and life in general has kept us apart for a while.  Thanks so much for coming out, everyone!  We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

1 comment:

Kimberly Long Cockroft said...

Happy party, Lauren! Wish we could have been there to celebrate with you, dear one!

And to eat your cake. That looks deelicious.