Friday, June 6, 2014

one bowl double chocolate coconut cake AND June secret subject swap

Time for the...
AND

A Recipe!

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

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Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                          Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                          Spatulas on Parade
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/                      Stacy Sews and Schools
http://dinoheromommy.com/                                    Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                      Juicebox Confession
http://morethancheeseandbeer.blogspot.com           More Than Cheese and Beer
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                          Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                     Someone Else’s Genius
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                        Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
http://www.crumpetsandbollocks.com                    Crumpets and Bullocks
http://fbxadventures.blogspot.com                      FBX Adventures (In Parenting)
http://elleroywashere.com                                  elleroy was here
http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com                  Climaxed
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com                The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com               Evil Joy Speaks

My subject is “                  ”.  It was submitted by       (link)          .  Here goes: 
 When I was a kid, I thought being an adult meant....

One Bowl Double Chocolate Coconut Cake
This is a very simple recipe, you can bake this in a 9x9 pan, one 9 inch round or cupcakes. So there's not a lot of cake to waste or sit around enticing you to eat it all week. That was what I loved about it.

My husband wanted something sweet and I had not had my pea powder protein in several days, that means I was craving chocolate as well. So I whipped up this cake, we each had a slice then I took it to my sister-in-laws house and they ate the rest. Perfect!

Here it is, and you can leave out the coconut if you don't like coconut or add nuts. Next time I'll add pecans or walnuts but I was out this time.

Recipe
1 cup all purpose flour (I used a mix of white and whole grain flour)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark chocolate baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk (I used almond)
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp  vanilla
1 egg
1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup sweetened coconut

Place all the dry ingredients in one bowl and whisk well to incorporate all the ingredients. Next pour in your wet ingredients and beat well for about 2 minutes. Add your chips and coconut and stir well. Pour into a prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for for 25-33 minutes, depending on your oven. Check at 25 to see if a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center.

Allow it to cool on a wire rack. You can frost it but I did not. We ate it as is.


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When I was a kid, I thought being an adult meant, work, work, work and no fun. When I was a teen I thought being an adult meant fun, fun, fun and my own rules.

Then I grew up and found out that being adult, was work, fun, my own rules, but having to comply with rules of others, like at a job, the law and so on.

Kids are in too big of a hurry to grow up, parents are in too big of a hurry. Dressing little girls like teenagers, allowing teens to dress like hoocie-mamas.

Five year kids running around with iPads, iPhones and such. What happened to playing in the dirt, riding bikes, hide-n-go-seek, tag, watching cartoons and such. Well, these days if you're over 10 that is "baby" stuff. So sad and such a shame.

I believe this is why we have a generation of irresponsible adults. They missed out on truly being children so now they act like kids. No respect, late for school/work, lie without batting an eye, drink, party and so on. Maybe if they had had childhoods, they could be responsible now.

Just my two cent. Maybe I'm becoming cynical in my old age, my birthdays in two days and I'm feeling aggravated by circumstances.

Had I known when I was a kid what I know now, I would have been a SERIOUS student, gone to college, worked hard to climb the ladder and saved money.  

I remember thinking adults had it made! Jobs, money, house, car, staying up late, doing whatever they wanted. LOL man I had no clue. As a teen I learned hard work, saving money, paying bills and that life was hard. I still had no idea.

What about you? Did you have a Pollyanna childhood? Or were you child labor? Maybe neither


Either way, I can say this, I would not want to be a child again, the pressures are rough, the social media is the bully, competition is steep and kids just don't know how to have fun!

Now to be a kid before the days of technology, the internet and fast food (my day) okay, but I'd hate to have to go through the teen years again! Sheez and let's not forget high school. No thanks.

But I still know, that the ideas of had of adulthood were no where near close to preparing me for the harsh realities I've had to deal with.

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