Monday, June 25, 2012

An Awesome Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Greetings Goddesses!
A recipe hasn't been posted on here in a while and since today was my mother's birthday and I needed to make a cake, I figured I'd do a little step-by-step for the BEST chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe I've found.  This has a combination of classic chocolate frosting and a chocolate fudge flavor.  And so, without further comment from me, I'll get to it.  (By the way, I found this recipe on


*I doubled my recipe because I made a 3-layer cake and there was just enough with about 1-1/2 cups left over.
*Also, I only used 6 chocolate squares and the chocolate was perfect for us.
The recipe that follows is a SINGLE recipe.

4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons evaporated milk

1. Have all ingredients at room temperature.  Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave oven *double boiler method seen here*
 See how you can barely see the flame? Always use a double boiler on low heat. 
Chocolate in mid-melt
Chocolate in complete melt. Make sure you continuously stir.  There's nothing worse than the taste of burned chocolate.

2.  In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.

Pour melted chocolate into cream cheese and mix on medium speed until well blended.

Add vanilla and a pinch of salt.  Slowly mix in the confectioners' sugar. (Remember to turn mixer on slowly or you will be in a snow flurry of confectioners' sugar)

3. Scrape the sides of the bowl (and that's ONE photo I didn't take. Can you believe it?!) and increase mixer speed to medium high.  Slowly add evaporated milk until the frosting is spreading consistency.

This is truly the best recipe I've used when it comes to spreading.  It was a so easy to work with.  If you need it to be thicker, obviously add more confectioner's sugar.  I rarely follow the recipe exactly because I need a different consistency for each cake I make and which frosting I'm making.  However, whenever I'm using a recipe for the first time, I generally stay VERY close to the recipe so I know what I did wrong if it doesn't work out. 

And now, the finished cake.  I wasn't able to pay close attention to the actual frosting of the cake because people were already here and I just needed to get frosting on the cake (besides, if you knew my family, I could have handed them the plain cake and a bowl full of frosting with a spoon and they would have been happy. HAHA).

Hope you enjoy the recipe! 

Keep Bakin' Goddesses!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sassy Seven Naughty Sleepover Event! Trust me! You want to check this out!

The other day I was on Facebook checking things out when I see a post from my friend Heather (Decadent Publishing) and what is she pimpin'????? This awesome naughty sleepover with The Sassy Seven Authors that will knock your socks off!

These Sassy Seven Authors, to say the least, write some of the steamiest scenes....woooh! Make your blood boil and your body sweat! And now we know why this is an 18+ blog!  Let's see if we can at least introduce you to the authors who write these novels that induce sauna-like feverish skin, portray kisses (in more places than one) that are gasp inducing and pulse-inducing actions that make you want to beg them to stop but in reality can't wait to read what happens next.

HA! Got you on the hook now don't I? These women write some of the most sizzling, erotic novels and I haven't even read them all!  So, let's get going on the introductions and page links shall we?

You can go to their websites and get all their information because I want to make sure you get all the info for the Naughty Sleepover and so that this post isn't as long as Texas!

The Luscious Brenna Zinn.
The Scandolous Cerise DeLand.
The Erotic Nicole Austin.
The Seductive Regina Carlysle.
The Impassioned Desiree Holt.
The Arousing Samantha Cayto.
The Pleasureful Allie Standifer.

Y'all SERIOUSLY need to check out their websites.  Pulse Raising!

So, I'm the half of the Bakin' Goddesses from Texas. I live so far south in Texas (kind of in a weird spot -- not close enough for anything in the valley and not close enough for anything in Dallas or Houston - since I don't drive anymore, which is a serious bummer!) that not a lot of cool things get close enough to me that I can get to them.  When I saw the posting for the Naughty Sleepover I was wiggling in my seat like a little kid! So let's get to the good stuff!

Here is the website where you can get all your information and register but you better RUN because although it's not until February of 2013, there are ONLY 200 spots available!

Another cool thing! It's at the famous Menger Hotel....if you love haunted hotels, you will love this one!  You HAVE to check out the event schedule for this one!

 There are some sexy fun events to be had during the weekend.  So grab your sexiness and your fun and jump in with both feet! I'm going to!

Keep Reading Goddesses (and I hope to see you in February)!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Giveaway on a Friend's Blog -- Creative Chaos: Freebie Friday # 6

If you love to bead, Please go by and check out Skye's giveaway & blog. She has some amazing stuff. Her blog is full of awesome information and she's a pretty cool chick.

Creative Chaos: Freebie Friday # 6: Another month gone... damn >.< lol So much to blog about but  I won't for two..well.. three reasons 1- there's too much for just one...

Here is the photo of what you COULD win in the giveaway -- It is 9 feet of her handmade beaded chain.  If you know anything about beading, you know this is tedious work.  Work that involves a lot of love and care.  So, stop by and see what her blog is all about and enter her giveaway!  Aren't these gorgeous?

Keep Reading, Baking & Beading Goddesses!