Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Chocolate Day!

I had a lovely Mother's Day treat last night when I went out for a meal in Cambridge with all four of my sons... it's not often they are all free at the same time. Good food and lots of laughs... why it still amazes me the amount they can eat I do not know!
 
 
Today it was my turn to treat my Mum to lunch so I made a chocolate cake for dessert... funnily enough three of the boys were also available for lunch today as well!

 
The recipe from this month's Good Housekeeping unfortunately supplied dietary information... and without the chocolate truffles (they are truffles not giant Maltesers) it clocks up a whopping 856 calories per slice...

 
I tell you I could feel myself getting fatter before I even tasted it... but it was worth it. And I don't even like chocolate cake that much! But it was rich, dense and fudgy and worth every calorific mouthful. And I ate a truffle!

 
We did have a lovely long walk in the sunshine after lunch to burn some of it off!
 
Whether you are a Mum or have spent time with your own Mum, I hope you have had a lovely day too!

26 comments:

  1. I had a great day and that is one fantastic cake!
    Best wishes

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  2. OMG Gina - what a calorie overload but it doesn't half look worth it! lol must have been a wonderful day to have all your boys there x

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  3. Lovely to get them all in the one place at the one time. I managed to do that last Tuesday before my son went back to Berlin but not easily done the older they get.
    Glad you had a lovely day with your Mum too.
    Happy Mother's Day.
    V xx

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  4. What a special Mother's Day dinner for you having all your boys together. That cake looks delicious even if it is a killer! I had visits from all our children over the weekend and have been showered with flowers and gifts. The weather was wonderful too.

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  5. What a special weekend! Wish you lived in Chelmsford lol. X

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  6. That looks amazing! Glad you've had a lovely weekend :-)

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  7. Thanks, Gina, yes I had a lovely Mother's Day with my mum, brother and sister in law. We had cake too but slightly less indulgent than your fabulous chocolate one. How lovely that all your boys were able to get together.

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  8. Fabulous cake - only for special occasions so who cares if is loaded with calories!! How lovely that all your boys were home for Mother's Day. Cheers,

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  9. I had a brilliant weekend and that cake looks delicious!

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  10. The cake look scrumptious, very naughty, but nice, glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
    Annya

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  11. How wonderful to have all 4 boys together! I'm not a huge fan of chocolate cake, I find it too dry but this amazing creation looks really scrummy! I could easily polish off the whole lot, calories shmalories! ;)
    Jess x x

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  12. You can afford to eat cake with that tiny little waist of yours! Glad you had a good time with your little lads and your Mum - I'm reading this in Norfolk with my Mum - I made home made cakes too - and they're edible! x

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  13. Oh goodness that cake looks amazing!

    (Accidentally typed that in capitals to begin with, lol!)

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  14. Woah! That looks delicious. I've got a cup of tea ready and a piece of your cake would go very nicely with it :)

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  15. Oh Wow -- that cake looks divine -- best not to think about the calorie count. It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  16. Gina, a very sweet Happy Mothering Sunday to you...over here Mother's day come along in May.

    That chocolate cake is scrumptious beyond scrumptious! I've given choc up for Lent, so you have given me something to resist...but to dream about.

    xo

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  17. Gosh that cake looked fabulous. Sounds like you had a real family weekend.

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  18. Gina, would you please give us the recipe for that wonderful cake - I folioed the kink, but can't have found the right cake, as the calorie count wasn't high enough!!
    It looked wonderful - no wonder your boys were available the next day too!! They've hollow legs, as my mother used to exclaim.

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  19. The cake looks amazing ... I'm not surprised your sons made themselves available to enjoy a slice too! Happy (belated) Mother's Day! Wendy x

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  20. That looks delicious! I'm craving chocolate cake now!!

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  21. How did I miss this?! Now that's a cake...

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  22. Oh my word that cake looks wonderful, I had to scroll down quite quickly because I'm gluten/dairy free now and that fabulous creation would not do me any favours. Glad to hear you have started your Cosy cardigan, you will love it for sure! Thanks also for admiring my Lila, I'm so happy with it.
    Have a lovely week x

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