Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chocolate Chickpea Cake

Ok... I know the name sounds disgusting.  Just trust me - it's actually one of the best chocolate cakes EVAH!


Chocolate Chickpea Cake
Note: It's Gluten-free!

Ingredients:

1/2 C. Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 (19 oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
4 eggs
3/4 C. White Sugar
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tbsp. 10X Sugar for dusting

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350*.  Grease and flour a 9" round cake pan.
  2. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook in the microwave for about two minutes, stirring every 20 seconds after the first minute, until chocolate is melted and smooth.  If you have a powerful microwave, reduce the power to 50 percent.
  3. Combine the beans and  eggs in the bowl of a food processor.  Process until smooth. Add the sugar and baking powder, and pulse to blend.  Pour in the melted chocolate and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides and corners to make sure chocolate is completely mixed.  Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.  Dust with 10X sugar just before serving.  Can top with cool whip or ice cream.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Inside-Out Cake... OH YES!!!!!

Never heard of it before???  Well, let me introduce you to moist, chocolate-y, ooey-gooey deliciousness.

Need more convincing? I think this is probably the EASY-est cake to make in the Universe!

Ok... here comes the recipe

  • 1 pkg Cake Mix (any flavor your little heart desires... or whatever you have on hand!  Mine is Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge)
  • 1 pkg Instant Pudding (any flavor... I used generic brand chocolate - yes, generic is ALWAYS an option for me!)
  • 1 pkg (12 oz) chips (any flavor... I used a mix of butterscotch, white chocolate, and semi-sweet chocolate)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 3/4 C. Milk
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350*
  2. Grease and flour a Bundt pan
  3. Mix all ingredients together by hand. Put into the bundt pan
  4. Bake for 50-55 mins.
Note: An inserted knife will probably not come out clean because of all the chips, just make sure it seems set and is not TOO gooey in the middle!

Enjoy this easy and delicious treat with cool whip or ice cream!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Some Changes

Over the past few weeks, MaKenna and I have decided to branch out and start our own blogs.  However, we love this blog and still feel a desire to keep it going.  So we have decided to make Two Lumps of Sugar our cooking and baking blog.  Since the blog title fits we will be able to use this to share our favorite recipes, and keep our new blogs for just about everything else!

Our new blogs:
MaKenna - Life In {Parentheses}
Holly - Life [Unfolding], The Book Garden
We also started a blog for our accessory business, AppleJuice {HM}.

We can't wait to start sharing our favorite recipes with you all and hope you will find them as delightful as we do!

Holly DeVore

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thoughts

Gaurd well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds.  Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
~Ralph Waldo Emmerson


The miracles of nature do not semm so miraculous because they are so common.  If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.
~Unknown


Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more;love more, and all good things will be yours.  
~Swedish Proverb


Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.  Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.  Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Unknown


"After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, 'I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bringsimple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.'
~L.M. Montgomery


"Dear old world," she murmured, "you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you." 
~L.M. Montgomery



Thursday, April 21, 2011

Today I...

{Warning -  this post may contain large amounts of random information.  The Writer of this blog asks that you please forgive and accept her as she is, no matter how odd.}

1.  Did School {Astonishing, I know!}

2. Made tortillas {they're soo pretty!}

3. Thinly sliced 2 1/2 apples without peeling them {not good}

4. Listened to Mike's Chair's new song {I love it} 

5. Inspected the Garden {Pictures coming soon - everything is bloomin'!}

6. Ripped up a sweater and wound up the yarn {Projects, here I come!}

7. Played with Maggie on the floor {I love her...}

8. Noticed a book I didn't recognize in the coffee table, it was Practicing the Presence of God. {as a result of #7}

9. Jumped up and down and danced a jig {as a result of #8}

10. Listened to my brother quote "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Despicable Me" for almost a solid hour {he is amazing at imitations}

11. Laughed 'til my sides hurt {as a result of #10}

12. Gave Maggie a treat {she barked at a strange dog outside of our house}

13. Found a new friend {she's a dear!}

14. Drank a glass of Iced tea {Ya know - the sweet, southern kind} 

15. Singed with my sister {and tried to listen to A Name, Not a Number}

16. Thought of my wonderful blog readers, and decided to post something for them {unfortunately, I didn't have anything interesting to say, so y'all are stuck with this!}

17. Had a great time with the Lord and friends at Prayer and Volleyball {Actually, I haven't done that yet but I'm planning to!}

So, there ya be, utterly random, and randomly useless!  Hope y'all have a great Easter Weekend!   

MaKenna Morgan

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What Is It??

This afternoon I looked out my window and saw the most interesting organism... On first observation I thought it was a large spider.  However, after looking at more closely I noticed that it had only six legs - NOT a spider.


I think I may have discovered a new species!  =]


Have you ever seen anything like this?  If you have, and you know what it is, please comment and share your wealth of knowledge!  For now, I think I'll call it the "Manna" bug ("What Is It") =)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Year of the Pie - 4

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese                                                  1 cup milk
1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed                1 1/2 cups 10X sugar 
1 cup peanut butter                                                                          1 graham cracker crust (see here)

Directions:

1. Beat together cream cheese and 10X sugar.  Mix in peanut butter and milk.  Beat until smooth.  Fold in whipped topping.

2. Spoon into prepared graham cracker crust; cover; freeze until firm.

(Sorry, no pictures!)