Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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.