Friday, January 23, 2009

Foodie BlogRoll Rocks, and I Like Black Forest Cake

If you look in my right margin you may notice a slight change. In my "Saving My Pennies to Buy..." section it no longer lists a Flirty Apron. That is because Foodie BlogRoll, in their awesomeness gave me a prize for being their 3000th blog. The prize: A Flirty Apron of my choosing! Yay!


The cute cherry pattern on the one that I chose made me hungry for some Black Forest Cake, so I made one. If you were here, oh great Foodie BlogRoll administrators, I would share it with you. As it is, though, I'll just post the recipe which I modified from a Pampered Chef one. Forgive me for the rotten artificial lighting in these pictures. To get a picture of myself in my apron I had to wait until my husband got home which was sadly after sunset.


Ingredients:
1 box devil's food cake mix
1 c. sour cream
1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
3/4 tsp. almond extract, divided
1 package (3.3 oz.) white chocolate instant pudding
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
1/4 cup slivered almonds, optional

Prepare and bake cake mix as directed in two 8-inch round cake pans. Cool cake 15 minutes then remove from pans. Cool completely.
Cut the round tops off the cakes to make them flat. Combine sour cream, whipped topping and 1/2 tsp. of the almond extract in a bowl. Add pudding mix and whisk vigorously until mixture is blended and very thick. Fill a pastry bag with cream filling and set aside, or just set aside about 1/4 of the filling. Spread remaining filling on the top of one of the cakes. This will be your bottom layer. In a bowl, combine pie filling with remaining 1/4 tsp. of almond extract. Carefully spread half of the pie filling over cream layer.
Top with remaining cake layer, cut side down. Using pastry bag or ziploc bag with a corner cut off, pipe cream filling around top of cake. Fill center with remaining pie filling. Pipe dollops of whipped topping on top of pie filling if desired. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. Serve. Yield 12 servings.

36 comments:

Lindsay said...

Yay for flirty aprons! They are my favorite, and yours is darling. :)

Becky said...

very pretty! and i love their aprons.

by the way...to answer your question. yes that was me taking pix outside The Sweet Tooth Fairy last week!

didn't you just love it!

Jamie said...

Congratulations and you look so...well, flirty, in that so cool apron. I, like you, am a fairly new food blogger and found you on Foodie Blogroll! Welcome to our world!

Jennifer Cote said...

Congrats on being 3,000th! Timing is everything, hey : )
Jen
pccuisine.com

Marija said...

Congratulations!
And welcome to the Foodie Blogroll!

Kara said...

Congrats on being the 3,000th blog! The apron is just darling and the dessert looks to die for!

Amanda said...

Welcome to the foodie blogroll! Congrats on the apron and that cake looks delish!

chefandrea said...

Cute apron and delicious looking cake. Yum.

Jess said...

Adorable apron and that cake looks AWESOME! I so want some now. Congrats on being the 3000th blog!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

YAY, Becca! Thanks for posting about your win and thank you so much for joining the Foodie Blogroll! You look great in the apron and your cake looks fantastic! *droooool*

Varsha Vipins said...

You look cute in that apron Becca n yummy cake..:)

Marlow said...

Congrats!! Love the flirty apron...and the cake!

Mycookingtime said...

I like you apron, so pretty!, and your cake...so delicious!

Congrats!

Julie said...

Awesome prize! That cake looks to die for :)`

Cris said...
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Erin and Darcy said...

your apron is adorable! congrats!

Cris said...

Congrats for being the 3000th member!!! What a cute apron. The cake is beautiful! I'll have mine with coffee, thanks :-)

Ricardo said...

Gratz n being the 3k member and therefore for your beautifull win. The cake you have there looks amazing and the apron well is so cute...well done and welcome to Foodbuzz

kaipunyam said...

Cute nd great prize......congrats.

Widya Hidayat said...

Congrats for the aprons... so sweet... :)

lisamichele said...

Congrats Becca! That apron looks adorable on you, as does the Black Forest Cake! Beautiful ")

lilmizlynn said...

Congrats for being the 3000th. The apron is very pretty and your cake hmmm... yummy!!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow simply awesome. You rock in that apron dear. Came here through foodie blogroll....Cake looks inviting and tempting.

vidhas said...

Congrats Becca. Lovely cake. Came through foodie blog roll , apron is so cute and you look cute in that apron.

Sippity Sup said...

Cool! GREG www.sippitysup.com

Swapna said...

Hello... just heard about your bolg from the foodie blogroll !! you have a great blog..love the apron too :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Congrats just heard from foodie blogroll. Congrats!! First time here..wonderful blog.no

Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! said...

Welcome to the Foodie Blogroll!!

Becca said...

Hey thanks, everyone! If you were all here in person I would give each of you a slice of black forest cake for your sweet comments. Please come again!

Gabe's Girl said...

OMG, I love that cake! and the apron. Congrats!

kamailesfood said...

Cute apron! Your black forest cake looks delicious.

Liliana said...

Congratulations!

Your Black Forest Cake looks scrumptious!

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