Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Four Layer Chocolate Cake

Sometimes you have company but don't have time to make a homemade dessert -- not even a quick tart!

At times like these, a good bakery cake will suffice. This was a wonderful four layer chocolate cake that I shamelessly served to company -- at dinner and a few days later at a luncheon.
It made a nice presentation, was delicious and who minds a boughten cake when the coffee is poured from a silver pot!


Keetha Broyles said...

Boughten!!! That's a word usage I haven't heard for a long time, though it was frequently used by myself and all those in my childhood community!!! You took me back a long ways.

I LOVE chocolate cake - - - boughten or homemade!

Kammy said...

I am reading this and I have not eaten breakfast and I now have a craving for chocolate cake, thanks !
Love your presentation !
p.s. did you eat all four ??

Chris said...

Dear Martha,

I heard a famous chef on the "other Martha's" radio program who said that when entertaining, he always buys one course of his meal, either the appetizer or dessert, already prepared. Saves time and stress.

You are simply so en vogue!

The cake looks delicious...

Sarah said...

Yummy! I think this is what I'll have for breakfast this morning. Love chocolate layer cake! ~ Sarah

Southerncook said...

Oh Martha, I now have a craving for Chocolate Cake after seeing you pics of you boughten cake. I wanted to dive in to my computer screen.


Debra Howard said...

So true. You truly served it beautifully and it looks so good. What does it matter if it was bought if it tastes good and pretty to boot.

Unknown said...

Looks wonderful. Wonder if it comes sugar-free?? :-)

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi Martha, you are allowed to cheat sometimes you know!


Alicia said...

Oh my gosh! Who minds store bought cake ever? Especially chocolate. I'm heading to the

Deanna said...

It looks awesome. Storebought is my personal chef.
You did well!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog :) And I love your chocolate cake - delish - my mom makes a similar one .... I think it is time to challenge myself with a more sophisticated dessert :)