Have you ever had company unexpectedly stop by your home when you’re not prepared? Usually that happens when you haven’t gotten ready for the day; when your house is a mess; or you don’t have any refreshments to offer. That’s when I want to laugh and hang a sign on my front door that reads, “My house was clean yesterday. Sorry you missed it!” I think we’ve all been there, and it’s painfully embarrassing! Over the years I’ve learned that it’s easier to keep a clean house when kids aren’t little anymore, and I try and be ready for the day in the morning (just in case). Lately, I’ve also started a new tradition where I bake on Saturday. Just like those cute dishcloths suggest, there are some days of the week that are better for certain household tasks.
I usually find myself in a baking mood on the weekends, so it’s fun to think ahead of what I want to make. And anything homemade not only tastes delicious but makes the whole house smell good! One of my favorite recipes for Saturday baking (and company stopping by) is called Triple Berry Chocolate Cake. I like to make this recipe in the Spring and Summer when fresh berries are available. The berries are part of the ingredients for the cake and can help garnish it as well. This cake is as yummy to eat as it is pretty to look at! You’re going to love it! You can find the recipe below.
Just a side note: For the cake, I used blackberries from our garden last Summer that were frozen. After they defrosted, I used a food mill to remove the seeds and added the juice to the cake batter. The garnish for the cake was strawberry leaves (also from our garden), and some rose petals (which are not edible). You can use actual berries for the garnish if you want!
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