Friday, Oct 20th

Last update:02:31:00 AM GMT

You are here: Blogs Festival Foods Something for your Valentine...Chocolate Cake

Something for your Valentine...Chocolate Cake

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between the loved ones in  memory of St. Valentine. There have been various stories about St. Valentine and how this tradition of valentine's day started. But we all know, Valentine's Day is a day to express your love, and to celebrate the spirit of love.  So let us savor this festival of love and romance with something scrumptious.

No need to go to a fancy restaurant. With this simple recipe, you can make a very elegant  Valentine's Day special dessert.  And I am sure you and your sweetheart are going to love this.

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 1 box Ducan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix

  • 2 Cups Hunts Chocolate Pudding ( pack of 4 cups, use 2 of them)

  • ½ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

  • ½ Chopped Strawberries

For Decoration:

  • ½ cup Strawberry Puree (can be made of fresh/frozen strawberries)

  • Thinly sliced Strawberries

  • Powdered Sugar

  • Kahlua Coffee Liqueur /  Baileys Irish Cream (Irish whiskey)

How to Make:

Prepare the cake as per the instructions on the box. Add two cups of Chocolate Pudding in the cake  mix. Sprinkle some All purpose Flour on chocolate chips and on Strawberries. Mix them in the cake mix. Bake the cake. Let it cool.

Place a piece of cake on a plate. Take Kahlua Coffee Liqueur /  Baileys Irish Cream in a bowl. Apply that on a cake with the help of Pastry brush. If you are in mood for a good kick, apply it generously. Dust the cake with powdered sugar. Decorate it with Strawberries, mint leaves, strawberry puree. You can also add  a dollop of whipped cream.

Enjoy this delectable cake with a nice cup of coffee.


Not fond of dark chocolate, use other variety of chocolate cake mix and semi sweet chocolate chips.

LAS VEGAS (AP) Police were called after hundreds of job seekers on Thursday flooded a board meeting for the new Oakland Raiders stadium in Las Vegas and turned irate when they discovered they'd been had by a Amari Cooper Jerseys hoax.A flyer promoting "pre-job recruitment sign-ups" attracted more than 700 people to a regularly scheduled meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board.Tensions flared among some attendees after officials explained there were no jobs as of yet on the $1.9 billion project, which has many steps Bruce Irvin Jerseys that must be completed before construction can begin.Las Vegas police closed off access to the county building's parking Charles Woodson Jerseys lots after the size of the crowd ballooned.Board chairman Steve Hill denounced the flyer after the meeting, saying, "If folks were brought to the meeting under a false pretense, I think that's too bad, that obviously shouldn't happen."But he added that the attendance "exhibits a real Latavius Murray Jerseys desire on the part of a number of people in the community to go to work."The fake flyer specifically targeted black men and women and advertised for union and non-union positions.Raiders executives and members of the group that the team has assembled to carry out the project spoke at Thursday's meeting and said they are working on an agreement that will address minority hiring and reaffirmed that they will meet a state-mandated 15 percent contracting of small businesses."The Raiders take this obligation very seriously," Raiders Executive Vice President Dan Ventrelle said of the so-called community benefits plan, which will outline the hiring of a diverse workforce. "We embrace working within the outline of the legislation and meeting all of its requirements."The board is expected to discuss the plan at its August meeting, as well as an agreement that would allow the football team of Khalil Mack Jerseys the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to use the 65,000-seat stadium that will be built near the Las Vegas Strip. The board must approve those two and other documents before any ground breaking. The team wants to play in Sin City starting in 2020.Guests of hotels and other lodging facilities in the Las Vegas area are contributing $750 million through a room tax increase. On Thursday, the board learned the tax increase yielded more than $13.1 million from March through May. That's 16 percent ahead of projections.The team and the NFL are expected to contribute $500 million to the project. In addition, the team has secured a $650 million loan from Bank of America to cover the rest of the project's cost.