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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Kepler Fun Here, There, and Everywhere . . . and QUICK CHOCOLATE CAKE

Charleston,  2013

Fort Lauderdale, December, 2014

St. Petersburg, 2015

Tacoma, 2015
Lake Quinault, 2015

Jacksonville, Florida

Laredo, 2016

Laredo, 2016

Laredo, 2017

Laredo, 2017:  Kepler made Grandpa illustrate the entire three little pigs story for him

Laredo, 2017

Nashville, 2017

Radnor Lake Natural Area and Wildlife Refuge.

Since the recipe for Kay’s Cake is already on the blog, I’m going to share a recipe that is an absolute GEM for busy mothers of chocaholics.  Thank you, Baker’s Chocolate for this fantastic recipe.


          You mix it right in the pan and it makes its own icing!!!!!!
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 squares unsweetened chocolate (so 2 ounces)
¾ cup water
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
1 pkg (300 g) semi-sweet Chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup chopped nuts

1.     Preheat oven to 375.
2.     Put oil and unsweetened chocolate squares in a 9 inch square pan. 
3.     Put pan in oven for 4 minutes, until chocolate melts.
4.     In a mixing bowl, beat together water, sugar, egg, salt, and baking soda.  Beat for 2 minutes.
5.     Stir in half of the chips.
6.     Transfer to the baking pan.
7.     Sprinkle with nuts and remaining chips.
8.     Bake for 30 minutes.
That’s it!