Christmas Traditions Part 3
"Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To your opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."
"and for your awesome girlfriend, this."
There are certain things that a girlfriend never messes with and one is the traditions between Mother and Son. Kilo's mom makes a very special cake just for him every Christmas. It is so special that I am not allowed that recipe- at least not yet. So that cake is most definitely on the menu but I am a huge fan of chocolate and not such of fan of apples which are all over Kilo's cake, so the debate continues over which chocolate cake we should bake and that makes you the winner as you will get both recipes!
This is a cake Kilo's Grandma used to make:
TRIPLE SIN CHOCOLATE CAKE or THE HERSHEY CAKE as his granny called it (If you think this recipe isn't old, it calls for 5 cent candy bars! This cake is like a great big brownie.)
8 plain Hershey bars
2 sticks butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups chopped nuts (optional) -Kilo prefers pecans
2 1/2 cups sifted plain flour
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chocolate syrup
NOTE: you will need parchment paper with this recipe!
Soften candy in double boiler, let cool. Cream butter, add sugar, add eggs. Put candy in. Add soda to buttermilk. Combine nuts, salt and flour. Add alternately with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla and chocolate syrup. Line bottom of pan with greased and floured parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 15 minutes. When cool, drizzle more chocolate on top or ice with your favorite chocolate icing. Kilo says this is unbelievably rich and more like a giant brownie than a cake, it is so sweet that he adds some Mayfields Vanilla ice cream to calm it all down- imagine that!
I have to admit that this sounds amazing but I question why we must wait till Christmas on this one. I am thinking maybe I will just have to make one of these for that big Chicago Bears game against the Rams on Monday night-hmmm.