Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Chocolate Valentino

We closed on our very first house yesterday and my mom is in town to visit, so I barely have time to post that I even completed the February Daring Bakers’ challenge.  This is another month where I’m SO glad I baked early!  Let’s get the blog-checking text out of the way:

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE’s blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef.  We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

Here are the results (sans ice cream – I’m waiting for my Cuisinart ice cream maker):

Chocolate Valentino

Chocolate Valentino Slice

I actually baked the cake for Valentine’s Day.  (When else is a heart-shaped chocolate cake more appropriate?)  It came together with only three ingredients and a mixer in mere minutes…  It was easy *and* delicious.

Check out Dharm’s blog if you’re interested in the recipe!

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3 Responses to “Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Chocolate Valentino”


  1. 1 Jude March 1, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Mmm strawberries and chocolate.
    Congratulations on closing!

  2. 2 jfochek March 1, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Thanks! 🙂

  3. 3 Amy March 1, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Yay! You will be able to christen a new kitchen next month! Great job on the challenge, it looks lovely.


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