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Let ‘Em Eat Cake. Chocolate Cake.

We’re all hats, all the time here at Carole Knits. See these?

Those are the hats I knit for the Knit Unto Others knit along, which officially ended yesterday. Margene and I want to thank everyone who participated in our short and sweet charity drive. While the blog will stay available and we’ll continue to update it with suggestions for places to send your charity knits, it will remain basically inactive for now. However, when Thanksgiving rolls around again, we’ll once again request that you knit for others during a time when we are filled with thankfulness.

In the meantime, those hats I knit will be shipped off to Norma this afternoon and then she’ll bring them to Kaleidoscope Yarns. They, in turn will donate them to various charities in the Burlington, Vermont area. After having such a wonderful time there for my birthday this past fall, it seems only fitting to give something back.

In other news, I have been spinning (right now it’s the merino I bought when I took my lesson at Dream Acres studio) and knitting (I’m working on the gusset decreases of the Jaywalker Socks) and baking. I made this cake yesterday and here’s what’s left of it.

My theory is, if you’re going to make a chocolate cake, then make it from scratch. And, if you’re going to make a chocolate cake from scratch, then turn to the experts. Hence, the chocolate cake I make over and over again is the recipe printed on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa tin. Except, of course, that it’s not really a tin anymore, but I do have fond memories of when it was a tin and not some plastic/paper substitute. Anyway, the recipe is here. Simple to bake, delicious to eat!

I think I’ll go have a piece for breakfast.

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  1. Excellent headcoverings there, Carole. But I have to admit that my eyes were sucked into that picture of chocolate cake more than anything.
    Have you tried the brownie recipe on that container? It’s the only one I use, and it’s scrumptious.

  2. Man, there’s been a lot of talk about cake on blogs recently. Is no one making Christmas cookies yet? The cake looks delectable — but that CAKE STAND!! It’s gorgeous! Old? New? Spill (please).

  3. I use those back-of-the-package recipes the most, too!!! That’s about how much cake would be left after I made one the day before, too. And sad to admit, I’d be the only one in the house pigging out on it.

    Love those hats — will be looking forward to receiving them. Now I gotta get my sorry self back to work. Wish I had that cake.

  4. Looks like the last piece for breakfast! Yumm! Wonderful hats you’ve got there. Isn’t it nice to think more people will be warm this winter with just a little bit of effort on our part?

  5. Mmmmmm…the best thing about cake for breakfast is that it includes everything you need for a healthy breakfast. Eggs! Milk! Grains!

  6. That Knit Along is a fantastic idea and your hats are gorgeous! If I had known about the KA (and I could knit!) I definately would have participated. 🙂

    Your cake made me hungry by the way. If I go eat an ice cream sandwich now it’s your fault.

  7. YES. Now we are talking, Cake for breakfast! The more I get to know you, the more I love you! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I wonder if I have all the ingredients….
    Love the hats. You are a wonder!

  8. Did you ever see the Bill Cosby bit about cake for breakfast — it has flour, eggs, and butter — just like pancakes — so it’s the perfect breakfast food. Hats look great.

  9. Great hats!

    I cycle endlessly between a) “I want to sit down and breathe while wearing my blue jeans” and b) “one more piece won’t hurt.” I was in phase A, but now I hear the chocolate in my kitchen calling me. Thanks a *lot*. (Maybe I’ll make an apple pie while I’m at it… love that apple pie.)

  10. My classic cake too! I have made that for most of the birthdays for my kiddos over the years, and haven’t gotten tired of it yet! Good job on the hats.

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