Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is an adaptation of Red Velvet Cake sans Color with full on flavors, textures and excitement.
A Week from now and we have a very special weekend !! My boys -Father Son Duo celebrate their birthday together and this makes it a bash weekend always. The day after their birthday is Valentine’s Day where you see a lot of Red pops, roses, chocolates, special presents commercialised just for that one Day. We have always felt, Valentine’s day is a day to cherish with the near ones you hold dear. What counts is how you cherish the little things every day and how much you value them.
For some it’s a fun and loving day between just the two of them, making every minute as romantic as possible. A few get overboard with commercial pressures and spend fortunes to portray the merit of true love. Enjoying your singledom, loving oneself is equally important if you are not in any relationship. Bloggers feed their spaces with Valentine’s Day Desserts, ‘Red’ themed food and much more. But is Red the only symbol of Love?
For me Love is treating your family with delicious treats and what better can it get when we have celebration weekend coming up. When it is for a special occasion, it does deserve a little ‘special’ effort. My original plan was to make Red Velvet Zebra Cake, but the coloring agent didn’t do its job at the nth minute. I ended up making all over again and now we have a delicious bundt shaped Chocolate Cake with cream cheese frosting sans Red color.
Amidst all the planning for delicious treats, I also wanted to have a very special decor for the D-Day, that’s coming up. Folks at Dunelm were kind enough send me a gift card, so I could set up a decor, making up a perfect meal time. It was happy spending time, handpicking heart shape embossed on the tablewares at their Collierswood Store. Dunelm has got something to provide for all kind of shoppes. The store at Collierswood is spread across two floors, with plenty of choices in kitchenware, tableware & furniture on the top floor whilst the ground floor offers variety in homeware. They have quality products for a bargain !!! I literally wanted to pick something from every range.You can imagine, a food blogger’s paradise 🙂 Valentine’s Day is more than Red Any day for me! Keeping Valentine’s Day Decorum & our favourite color in mind, I went for White, clean & Pure to add the charm.
If you are wondering, how I wish to have that lovely opportunity of shopping for an occasion, well you do stand a chance. Dunelm has been very kind in offering one reader of Sandhya’s Kitchen a 50£ gift card, that could be spent only at one of their stores. A post coming up very soon with a giveaway.Stay tuned!!
The last year 2015 Valentine’s Day – Eggless Victoria Sponge Cake
2011 Feb – Vanilla Cup Cakes
2010 Feb – Chocolate Indulgence Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting