Happy Ground Hog Day

So, it looks like we are in for an early Spring.  It doesn't surprise me since we really never had Winter and it's felt like Spring/Summer here already.  Oh well, maybe next year.  I made the after school kids these cakes yesterday.  They were so excited when they walked in and saw them.
 You can find my recipe here:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/search?q=ground+hog+cakes

 Make sure to use good chocolate.  I buy mine at Trader Joe's.
 And make sure to take time to thoroughly butter and flour your pans.

 I frosted these with a silky ganache.

 The dirt is made by processing thin mint chocolate cookies in your Cuisinart.

 This year I added tinted coconut for the grass.

 These might look cute but they are a decadent, rich, moist chocolate cake.

And if you don't want to invest in a bundt cake pan, go to a local thrift shop.  I found these for 99 cents each.


I'd come out of my burrow for those!
Leeanna said…
You had me at chocolate. Cute idea for Groundhog Day.
Oh my goodness....that is adorable!!!!
Susan said…
What a great idea! Genius!
Cottage Tails said…
They are super cute! Good scope of the tins.
Guillaume said…
Lovely cake. I forget that it is Ground Hog Day because for me it is Candlemas.
Anonymous said…
yup, I'm with Debra,, I would come out for that cake too!
Magic Love Crow said…
This is so adorable! And, I bet really yummy too!
Kay said…
Oh my gosh! Is this the cutest thing or what? No wonder the kids were crazy about it. Happy Groundhog Day, Joyce.
Anonymous said…
I would have been surprised if they hadn't liked that :-) :-)

Storm and rain here, a bit tired of it now.

Have a great day!

Debby said…
Those are so cute. I bet the kids loved them.
Heritage Hall said…
You must dream ingenious.....how very clever and
a child's wish come true. You are such a blessing
to those little ones, Joyce. They will never forget
the meaning of Ground Hog Day and the best one they
have just been given...
Mary Ann said…
The thrift store is where I buy all my rarely-used kitchen equipment! It's where I've been buying cookbooks, too... remember cookbooks???
I am almost ashamed to tell you that I owned a bundt cake pan for years and year and never made a cake in it. Didn't know how and was afraid to try. I may look this one and give a try. Thanks for the tip on where to find the chocolate. Helps a lot when you do that!
:) Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I've been MIA for ages..I love blogging so NO idea why I do that now and then..how you keep up I will never know!
Jim said…
Now THIS HAS to stop!! I just ate for heaven's sake and these cakes are making my stomach growl!!
I SO want to be one of those kids!!
Fiona said…
Your recipes and food photos are making me gain weight and my computer has lick marks! Seriously wonderful idea!
Tikkun said…
Cute! And so smart about the bundt pans!