Well, I hope this post finds you planning a special evening with your sweetie. Just in time for this romantic day, I am coming down with something that is turning me into a sneezing, hacking, mucous factory. I can already hear how my evening will go..."Nod toodite huddee, I hab a cobe." On the other hand, there is plenty of romance going on around the henhouse with our romeo rooster, Hamburger, who is making love to all the ladies with his usual fervor. (To those of you who have never had chickens, roosters have only one real purpose in life, and that is to impregnate hens at an alarming rate that borders on insanity.) While I was feeding everybody this morning, I didn't catch any whiffs of cologne on the old boy, and none of the hens were showing off boxes of chocolates to each other, but he did have that look in his eyes. (I also think I heard Rod Stewart's "Do ya think I'm Sexy" coming from somewhere....)
I am going to bake a cake for Hubby for Valentine's Day- the recipe I have is called a Butterfinger cake, but you may know it by something else. It has the all the right elements; gooey chocolate and whipped cream. Hmmm... maybe this night won't be a bust after all.
1 dark chocolate cake mix of your choice and ingredients as needed to mix cake
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 12 oz container whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup chocolate ice cream topping
1 large Butterfinger candy bar for the topping
(or 2 bars-depending on how much you like Butterfingers)
Directions: Prepare cake according to package directions in a 9x13 inch pan. When you remove cake from the oven, punch holes in cake (use a fork or the handle of a wooden spoon), spoon sweetened condensed milk evenly over cake. Cool, cover and allow to stand overnight or for several hours in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, crush the candy bar fairly fine. Ice cake heavily with whipped topping. Drizzle caramel and chocolate lightly over cake, then sprinkle with candy crumbs.
Keep any left-over cake (which is unlikely) in the refrigerator.