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20131017_194551I’ve never been a big cake person, however I LOVE a good chocolate cake. I have tried layer cakes before (a long time ago) and was never able to make them beautiful the way they were intended. The cakes would fall apart, or get stuck in the pan, or the frosting would rip off parts of the cake – SO MAD!!! But this time was different, SO SO different. This cake turned out amazing looking and tasting, even if it did take me a while to make. The chocolate pairs perfectly with the raspberries and the fresh raspberries on top with powdered sugar gives a perfect presentation. If you need a dessert to impress – this is it, and if I can make it, so can you! I found the recipe on http://www.epicurious.com and made some small changes as usual. Instead of pre-packaged raspberry jam, I made my own filling with fresh raspberries and had to find a quick fix for not having buttermilk. Let’s go!

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Happy 4th Everyone!! This post was inspired by the Life Tastes Like Food blog post on chocolate covered strawberries. Today we are attending a family BBQ for my boyfriend’s family, and each of us were asked to bring something – either a side or a dessert. My original idea was a fruit salad, but after little to no deliberation I decided I wanted a dessert instead. So I went with chocolate covered strawberries. This post was featured on WordPress’ home page and I was immediately sold to the idea. They were surprisingly easy (I think the fruit salad may have been more time consuming) and the result looks absolutely superb. Not only do they look delicious, but it looks like I spent a ton of time on them!! Thank you Life Tastes Like Food for making me look GOOD! haha.

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