Wow - I had so many problems making this block. I blame it on Mercury (see below). Maybe it was having to resize it, then calculate making the half square triangles. Maybe I'm just not that into this sew along.
The Lone Elm Tree Block - 9"
Here is the first block which is too small.
Hooray for Derby Day. I always love the tradition of watching.
We had a nice group meeting up at the quilt show a couple of weeks ago so I decided to bring Birthday cake for my friend, Norma. It is called Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake. Yum!
I made a baby cake for Mr. Fun since he wasn't coming to the show.
Mmmm. It has a warm fudge like frosting. Did I say Yum?
Have a great weekend Everyone.
CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY CAKE
1 pkg plain devil's food cake mix with pudding
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure almond extract
1 c sugar
1/3 c butter
1/3 c whole milk
1 pkg. (6 oz; 1 c) semi sweet chocolate chips
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly mist a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with vegetable spray. Set pan aside.
Place cake mix, cherry pie filling, eggs and extract in a large bowl. Blend with a mixer on low for 1 minute. Stop and scrape down bowl. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more. Batter should look thick and well blended. Pour batter in pan, smooth top. Place in oven.
Bake cake until it springs back when lightly pressed and pulls away from the sides of the pan. 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Prepare glaze while cake is hot.
Make a glaze, place sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until it comes to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips. When chips are melted and glaze is smooth, pour it over the warm cake, covering the entire cake. Glaze will be thin but will firm up as it cools.