With Valentineʼs Day just around the corner, I thought this cake would make a perfect desert for that special day. I found this recipe at allrecipes.com.
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
2 one-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup margarine
1 cup sour milk
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
1 16-ounce package frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 quart fresh strawberries
2 one-ounce squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Grease and flour two nine-inch pans. In the top of a double boiler, heat unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool until lukewarm.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Blend in sour milk and melted unsweetened chocolate. Divide batter into prepared pans.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool. Sprinkle cakes with orange liqueur.
Reserve eight to 10 strawberries and slice the rest. Place one cake on a serving plate, top with half of the sliced strawberries and half of the whipped topping. Cover with the second layer, top with remaining strawberries and whipped topping. Garnish with whole strawberries. In the top of a double boiler, heat semisweet chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle over the strawberries.
Happy belated birthday to Lisa Lovejoy, of Quinland, who celebrated her birthday on Jan. 31.
Happy birthday to Missy Workman, of James Creek, on Feb. 4, love Garrett, Chandler, Jagger and Maddiex Castle and Cambri Barker.
Andrea (Roe) Williamson, of Madison, will celebrate her birthday on Feb. 6.
Happy birthday to Jeff Wright, of Wharton, on Feb. 8.
Birthday wishes go out to Tammy Bower, of Bim, who will celebrate her birthday on Feb. 9.
Darlene Dangerfield, of Twilight, will celebrate her birthday on Feb. 9.
Happy anniversary to David and Janice Nichols, of Barrett, who will celebrate their anniversary on Feb. 9.
Get well wishes go out to my grandma, Georgie Workman, of James Creek, who has been in the hospital.
Get well wishes go out to Wanda Blevins, of Wharton, who recently underwent hip replacement surgery.
A Valentine’s Day Special will be held at the Greenwood Church of God annex on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. They will have a hot dog and baked good sale. Gift arrangements for girls, boys and adults also will be available. Call (304) 247-6549 or (304) 247-6854 for more information.
The Star of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church at Twilight and its pastor, Rev. Melvin Messer, invite everyone to attend their services Sunday mornings at 10:30, Sunday evenings at 7 and Wednesday evenings at 7. The church will have dinner at noon and afternoon service at 2 on the second Sunday of each month. Ricky Bailey now drives the church van throughout the community. Anyone who wants a ride to and from church services should call Bailey at 245-8493.
The Star of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church at Twilight will have a 2 p.m. service on Feb. 8. The Gordon Harmony Boys will sing. Rev. Phil Rowe will preach. Everyone is invited. Call Pastor Melvin Messer at 369-1781 for more information.
The Star of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church at Twilight will have a revival beginning Feb. 16 and ending Feb. 21. Services will begin each evening at 7 p.m. Evangelist David Cook of Naomi will preach. Special singers will be Good News on Monday, Saving Grace on Tuesday, Calvary Sisters on Wednesday, Jacob's Ladder on Thursday, The Sonlights on Friday and Partakers of Grace on Saturday. Everyone is invited. Call Pastor Melvin Messer at 369-1781 for more information.
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