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Friday, February 26, 2010

A Giveaway and Chocolate Chip Cake

I'm linking up with One Crafty Mommy for Friday Follow! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Today I'm excited to be doing a giveaway! Yup, that's right! You could win some business cards! How great is that! You could put your blog name on them, or even your Etsy Store!

Business cards are handy, versatile products. One shouldn’t leave home without it!

U Printing is offering one of my followers 500 business cards! Here's what you get if you win-

Sizes: 2 x 3.5”, 2 x 3”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.5 x 3.5” (skinny card)

Paper: 14 pt gloss cardstock, 14 pt matte cardstock or 13 pt recycled uncoated cardstock

Sorry, this is open to US residents only.

All you have to do to win is to be one of my followers! I am so excited about this!

Right now as I'm typing this post I have 110 followers! Wow!

So I'm going to keep this super simple! Just leave me a comment telling me you're a follower, and if you're not a follower, just click the Friend Connect button on the top left column, and then leave me a comment telling me you're a follower. I'll keep this open until next Thursday, March 4.

I made this Chocolate Chip cake for Valentine's Day, and I guess we didn't get a picture of it, so I took a picture of the page in my cookbook. Sorry, it's not a great picture. I made it in a heart shape pan. I love the nice butterscotch filling. The Chocolate Chip Glaze is super simple, and I love the way it drizzles down the sides of the cake.

Chocolate Chip Cake

2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2, 8 or 9 inch pans with Pam. I used heart shaped pans.

Measure all ingredients in a mixer and beat on high for 3 minutes.

Butterscotch Filling

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon butter

In a small pan heat the sugar, salt cornstarch and water. Stir and cook until it comes to a boil. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Beat in the butter and pour into a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it into the top of the filling. Cool.

Chocolate Chip Glaze

1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup

Heat all ingredients over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted. Cool slightly.
To Assemble Cake

Fill layers with butterscotch filling. Spread Chocolate Chip Glaze over top of cake.


Jenna said...

Carol I love the cake! My husband will be drooling over the computer screen for that one :) I'm DEFINITELY a follower and actually I was JUST looking at making some business cards so that would be awesome if I won!!!! Have a great day!

Sew Fun! said...

that cake looks fabulous! i can see why you weren't able to get a photo of it!
i ♥ following your blog..always something new to bake at my house because of all your great recipes!

thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!


Appleseed Gifts said...

I'd love some free business cards! Count me in!

Nicole said...

Happy Friday Follow -following you!! I'd love to enter for some business cards if the giveaway is extended to Canadians -if not, no worries!!

You can visit me at

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by from FF to say hello!
Have a great weekend!

Katie Lane said...

Are you trying to make me hate you, lol!! That cake looks so good I want it. Happy Friday, I'm a follower :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Friday Follow.
You have a great blog.

Please enter me in your Business Card Giveaway, since I am following you now.

Have a wonderful weekend.

joeandbridge said...

Hi There! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow! Hope you can come visit my blog!
Have a great weekend!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

Sarah Lynne said...

Oh that cake looks yummy!!!!

Happy Friday!!! I am a new follower!!

sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

The Stanley Family said...

Happy Friday Follow! I'm your newest following friend. I'd love for you to drop by my blog sometime & follow me. While you're there, you can enter to win a 10x10 Photographic Print by Red Leaf Photography that is amazing!! I hope to see you around soon!!

Kimberly said...

Here from the Friday Follow. You have a great looking site. Hope to get to know you better soon. Stop on by and follow me so we can comment to each other often.

dustinnikki said...

Happy Follow Friday!

Your newest follower,


Cara and Jenn said...

Hi from baking here too...will follow now hoping to get some yummy recipes from you!! Come on over and visit us!

bizzimommiofboyz said...

A belated Happy Follow Friday, lol! I am following you and will be checking back often for more fabulous recipies!


Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Wow! the cake, the muffins, the carrot cake pancakes!!! How will I ever loose those 10 pounds now?

We cook on board Steadfast too. My husband did Teriaki Steak tonight, but we finished off with a Sara Lee cake :(

Following from Friday. Happy weekend.

Velvet Over Steel said...

I love you blog! Following you on the Friday Follow! I'll be back soon! ~ Coreen

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm a follower and I plan on getting business cards in the very near future!

Jennie said...

I've been following you around for, what, 28 years? ;) Still a follower!

Erin said...

I'm a follower! That cake looks yummy.

Hayley said...

This recipe looks great - definitely one I will try.

I am visiting and now following you from Friday Follow.

Darcy said...

Following from FF. Have a great Tuesday :)

Mrs. Sanchez said...

Love your format. and mmm, mmm cake.

Found you via FF. Follow back at

Louise said...

Arriving from Italy via Friday Follow - and I LOVE your design. The standfirst pic is lovely, and your background colour is to die for!