Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Quick & Easy Black Forest Sheetcake

I've been busy with paperwork for the past couple of days, so haven't had much time to spare for updating the blog. I did, however, take time one evening to whip out a fast chocolate-y dessert when my husband and I were in a junk-food mood, and it occurs to me you might like to have this recipe. It's a recipe I fiddled about and came up with myself some years ago, and it was a frequent dessert when the kids were all still home. If you keep the three main staples in your cupboard, you'll always be ready to whip out a treat should you have unexpected company or are just running late with meal preparation. It's a rich, moist cake that doesn't need frosting.

  Easy Black Forest Sheetcake

1 box chocolate or devil's food cake mix
1 can cherry pie filling
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 cup (or more!) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, blend water and egg. Add cherry pie filling and stir until blended. Add cake mix and blend, doing your best to get all the cake mix moistened and reasonably lump-free, then fold in the chocolate chips. The batter will be thick. Scrape into a 13" x 9" pan which you have prepared with baking spray or by greasing and flouring. Bake about 35 minutes. Serve warm (my favorite!) or cool, topped with a dusting of powdered sugar or some whipped cream.
Note: Use of an electric mixer for this recipe is not recommended.


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