With 5 Mondays in the month, we're having an extra edition of the Secret Recipe Club! It's all about BBQs, Picnics and Potlucks. Normally, I do a reveal with the other members of Group A the first Monday of the month (that's coming up next week!). But with the fifth Monday, our intrepid leader Sarah put out the call for a special event - one where you can be paired with anyone else from the club. Fun, right? We always have a few BBQs and so on to go to in the summer, so I thought it sounded like a great opportunity to go looking for something new and different.
I should pause here to say that right now my house is a shambles. Next Monday J and I are moving. The fact that I signed up to do this and my regular reveal day means that I just might be certifiable. But whatever.
I was happy to be paired with a blog that was totally new to me: Loving Life. Kirstin is a wife and mom who blogs about food, home, and life. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, a place I have visited once but know very little about.
I enjoyed going through her recipes, knowing I needed a dessert for my Home Church BBQ. What I discovered? She doesn't blog about dessert like I do...and many of them are SRC recipes (I make a lot of desserts for SRC too), but never mind. She had lots of yummy looking things, like Blackberry Balsamic Salmon and Lasagna Bread as well as the Candied Spiced Chickpeas that I bought the chickpeas to make and never got that far. But no matter. I did find a dessert, and a delicious one at that.
I present to you now Loving Life's Moist Chocolate Cake:
Ingredients:Cake from Loving Life
2 c white sugar
1-3/4 c flour
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c strong brewed coffee
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
For the Glaze:
2 c icing sugar
4 Tbsp milk
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 10" bundt pan and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients, making a well in the centre. Add wet ingredients and beat for 2 minutes, until well combined and glossy. The batter will be thin.
3. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350F for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean. Let rest 10 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
4. Make the glaze: In a medium bowl, stir together icing sugar and milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Transfer cake to cake plate and pour glaze over cake. Let set before serving.