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This recipe comes from  I frozen or chilled dessert beside ice cream.  Enjoy!

Chocolate vanilla frozen cake

Chocolate Vanilla Frozen cakePrep time:20 min
Cooking time:40 min
Yield:12-16 IngredientsMoist chocolate cake: 200 g flour (1 and3/4 cups)300 g sugar (1 and 1/3 cups)90 g unsweetened cocoa powder (3/4 cups) 1 tsp baking powder1 pinch of salt2 eggs200 ml buttermilk (4/5 cup)125 g butter, melted (1 stick)200 ml freshly brewed hot coffee (4/5 cup) Ice cream filling: 1 l vanilla icecream (33 fl oz) Chocolate frosting: 200 ml heavy cream (4/5 cup)50 g butter (1/2 stick)250 g dark chocolate (9 oz)chopped almonds to decorate DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (or use baking spray) two 9-inch baking pansand set asideStir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract and beat until smoothAdd hot coffee, and mix well. The batter will be very runny (probably that is why the cak…


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MAGIC Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables!

As I'm sure some of you may remember, a little while back I posted a tutorial for DIY waterslide decals. Amongst other things, I mentioned how wonderful they are for creating custom embellishments without the need for any fancy pants equipment. Yep, waterslide decal paper is a truly fab product, though as great as it is, there is one major drawback - it is not particularly durable. So, whilst it's perfect for ornamental purposes, it's not ideal for more practical applications....until now that is! Magic decal coating paper is a complimentary product designed to be used in conjunction with standard decal paper to make the finished transfers durable - yes, even dishwasher resistant!
If you're already familiar with magic decal coating paper then please excuse my tardy excitement, though fo…


    Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival, or the August Moon Festival - they are the different names of the same festival, which is popularly also known as the Mid Autumn Festival. It is a celebration of abundance and togetherness.The Chinese believe in praying to the moon god for protection, family unity, and goodfortune. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, a date that parallels the Autumn Equinox of thesolar calendar.On this day the moon is unusually bright, clear and round. Historical accounts are silent about the exact origin of this festival, but as far as the assumption of the scholars are concerned, it is related to the two customs in China.
The first customs concern the Chinese farmers. China is an agricultural country and farming in China is intricately associated with the seasons. In the ancient times, the farmers used to worship Earth God and prayed for a good harvest when they sowed the seeds during spring. Once again during autumn, the farmers w…