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Friday, December 25, 2009

Won't You Join Me?


My super dark chocolate three layer cake
covered with ganache...and festively
decorated for a Christmas party...or two.
I'd love for you to sit down and
eat a piece with me!
For the recipe, click here.
No traveling for us this year as we host
his family Friday and my family Saturday!
(well, those who haven't pulled the plug on me!)
Merry Christmas, dear friends!

50 comments:

  1. Oh I will definitely adore that!! MMM!

    HO HO HO! Merry Christmas from me and Otin!

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  2. Santa!

    One slice and a glass of milk right beside the tree for you tomorrow night! Enjoy!

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  3. Wow, that is some delicious cake!

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  4. Beautiful cake. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  5. oh to be one of Santa's elves!! a beautiful cake ...you are an amazing inspiration Betsy! glad you are not traveling...merry christmas to you and the men!

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  6. Wish I could be there too! Merry Christmas to you and yours, sweet friend!

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  7. Kayren ~ and wouldn't that be fun? I'll supply cake and coffee...you bring chicken and dumplings! ;)

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  8. merry christmas to you and your family betsy...the cake looks amazing!

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  9. I'll take a slice (or maybe two...) and a cup of hot tea. Thanks for the invitation!

    We will host my family, somewhere between 18 and 24 people, depending on whether or not my middle sister comes with her family. "His" family lives far and scattered, and are difficult to gather.

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  10. Martha ~ have a seat and I'll put the kettle on! :) Enjoy your large gathering...hope it's a loving, festive time!

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  11. What a beautiful cake - looks like a nice Happy Birthday Jesus cake!

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  12. Is the cake a Christmas tradition for your family? I took a peek at the recipe and that slice looks so good! Awww... with a glass of milk, I'm in heaven!

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  13. Christine ~ no, it's not a tradition but maybe it should be!
    I'd love for you to taste it! Yum!

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  14. It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

    I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

    So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Vánoce; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

    With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!

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  15. Oh my goodness, would I love to join you and Martha with a slice of that yummy cake and tea!

    We will celebrate at our oldest daughters home..20 something with us too... I'll take the turkey, dressing and pies...

    May your time with family be wonderful. I can't think of a better hostess that you...

    Love and Hugs and Christmas Cheer!
    Wanda

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  16. Betsy thanks for stopping by my create Tuesday. That is some delicious looking chocolate cake, my favourite dessert. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  17. Delicious! But with your five men will there be enough cake to go around!?

    Merry Christmas!

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  18. Mmmm! I wanted to tell you that I used one of your recipes yesterday (the peanuts in white and dark chocolate candy) and it turned out great, I am ready for my guests this evening.
    I would like to wish you an your five men a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year dear friend,
    xoxo
    Zuzana

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  19. Is that Martha I hear stomping her foot Besty? She appears to be somewhat peeved that you've guzumped her in the Best Cake Stakes. After a small sliver of this beauty, all would be right with the world. The happiest of Christmas Day's to you & all your boys tomorrow.
    Millie ^_^

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  20. That looks so chocolately rich!

    I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas!

    Manuela

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  21. OH BOY!!! Forgive the caps... but seriously... oh boy!!!

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  22. Holy cow, Betsy, that cake looks so delicious! Wishing you and your five men a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!

    With Love...

    p.s. I made your recipe for the peanut clusters for Gracie's teachers and they were such a hit! Thank you! "Betsy's Christmas Clusters" are going to be a holiday staple around our house from now on. :)Yum!

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  23. Some time Betsy would you give us a tutorial on writing with icing? You do it so well and with such style!

    A Very Merry Christmas to you, your five men and all your other loved ones, including Nugget... will he get a special carrot or something? :)

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  24. This picture is absolutely beautiful, but I know the cake taste even better. Yummiest of the Yummies! Warmest Christmas Blessings to you and your five men!
    Missing you!
    xoxox Hugs,
    Unks (The Bach)

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  25. BPG ~ Well, sure...I'll do that some time. But aren't you the cake decorating queen? Yes, I do believe you are! ;)

    Nugget...well, he just wouldn't leave the wrapping paper alone! ha! He was such a tease this morning with all the gifts. He got a big bunch of fresh, crunchy kale..his fave!

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  26. Unks ~ merry, merry! Come sit down and have a slice! ;)

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  27. Merry Christmas dear Betsy! Have fun with your family : )
    LadyCat

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  28. Fantastic looking cake!

    Wishing you and your family a very blessed and merry Christmas Betsy!

    With my new faster computer from Santa I hope to be able to visit you blog more frequently :-)

    Happy healthy 2010!

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  29. That cake is making my mouth water!!!

    Wishing all that gather in your home this Christmas will be blessed by your faith, friendship and hospitality. And I wish you the Merriest of Merry Christmases!

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  30. your cake looks delicious...anyone who isn't at your house is missing a true blessing in my book...

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  31. Holy Smoking Rockets ~ my plate and fork are ready! YEA! WOW, that looks so yummy.

    Merry Christmas Betsy!

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  32. Chachaneen ~ Well, sit down then....this is cyberspace, where the cake never runs out! LOL!

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  33. That was delicious! ha ha

    Merry Christmas Betsy! Have a wonderful day with your family and friends & blessings to you and your precious family!
    Janeen

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  34. That has to be one of the prettiest cakes I have seen.
    I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, it's been a blessing getting to know you this year !
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  35. Santa will have to race me to that cake, heh, heh! Good tidings to you and yours, Betsy :)

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  36. Happy Christmas Betsy, to you and yours!

    I hope you get to soon enjoy the afterglow of a very well done christmas, happy kids, Mister, etc, and get some time on your own to enjoy a slice of that incredible looking cake. Wow. It really does look scrumptious--I want to reach my finger out and touch my screen, to scoop up some of it's yumminess!

    Well, kids have opened all the presents and I get the fun job now of cleaning up this place...but first, a cup of tea perhaps? :)

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  37. Blessings for a Merry Christmas Betsy to you and your beautiful family..much happiness in the New Year.....Dee Dee

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  38. Deedee ~ thank you! I hope you are enjoying the day with your family, too! You are a special lady and dear friend. :)

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  39. Merry Christmas, Betsy dear. I've been nibbling on my own chocolate cake all afternoon!

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  40. Merry Christmas!
    Betsy,
    I hope that your day was was filled with warmth, family,
    and memories to come
    ...
    ...What a beautiful old~fashioned
    cake.
    Thanks, for sharing!

    I also hope that you and your family,(five men) have a happy New Year too!

    Take care!
    DeeDee (No#2) ;-D

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  41. Merry Christmas again Betsy!!

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  42. Betsy~I was happy to read about the further adventures of...Nugget.
    Take care!
    DeeDee ;-D

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  43. Merry Christmas Betsy and all the men!

    We were partying next door as usual! Funny...we were talking about YOUR dark chocolate cake with ganache and HERE is is! I think I will try it for a New Year's Eve party next week...but...do you remember? I am NOT GOOD WITH CAKES!!!

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  44. Jill ~ you should do it! Call me if you have any questions! Yum!

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  45. Yum..oh, how I love chocolate..ah...What more does one need to tickle the taste buds? Except for tea of course:)

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  46. that cake looks so yummy!! i'm sure everyone enjoyed it. hope you're relaxing today after all the company.

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  47. Just looking at this again and so wanting a piece of your cake there. Yummmm.!

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