LUCKY IN LOVE BLOGHOP

Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It’s a time of luck and wealth…or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick’s Day!!! Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched…or wait…do you like that?

Below this post is how to win . . . so, please read to the end.

Sláinte is táinte! (pronounced – slawn-chah iss tan-chah). Now, I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, per se, as I know the history behind it and cannot condone it, BUT I do love all things Irish and do choose to join in on the fun and heritage events around me. Everything from step dancing (watching only, of course) to great food and fun. So while I wear my snake, I also celebrate my heritage .

I do consider this time of year to be lucky for me though. My youngest was born on the 17th so we’ll be doing up the cake and ice cream instead of the Guinness, lol.

So on that note, I think I’ll leave you with a recipe to use to join chocolate and Guinness . . . what could be better? Seriously?!

Guinness and Orange Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Yum. The cake is so easy to make and is a lovely Afternoon Tea treat and also perfect for St Patrick’s Day.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz/175g sugar
  • 3 oz/ 75g margarine or butter
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp Guinness
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 6 oz/ 170g + 4 tsp self raising flour 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ oz/15g cocoa
  • Chocolate Buttercream or whipped cream as desired

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C

  • In a large baking bowl cream the sugar with the margarine or butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add half beaten egg and 1 tsp of the extra flour and beat well, then repeat
  • Add 1 tbsp Guinness and 1 tsp flour and stir and repeat.
  • Sieve the baking powder, flour and cocoa and fold gently into the butter and egg mixture. Finally, gently stir in the orange zest.
  • Grease 2 x 8"/20cm cake tins. Divide the mixture between the two tins, and gently spread to create a smooth surface. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until the cakes are risen, springy to the touch and have shrunk slightly from the edge of the tin. Leave in the tins for 5 mins then turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Remove the cakes from the tins and leave to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled Sandwich together with either chocolate cream, or whipped cream as desired.

The cake is delicious filled with fresh cream, or filled and topped with chocolate butter cream.

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Now for your part . . .

Are You Lucky In Love?

From March 15th — March 18th, you can HOP around the blogs, comment on each and follow their rules, and be entered to win over 300 giveaways. Yep. I said 300+ GIVEAWAYS. Each blog will have its own giveaway, PLUS we have TWO grand prizes.

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  • PLUS I’m giving away a $10 Ama
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