If you want to try something that is decadent, fattening, and oh, so delicious, do it! My heart-shaped pan worked out pretty good (it oozed out the bottom, but that was fine, I just sliced it off) and the cake was still a little warm when I put on the frosting. The frosting has espresso.
There was plenty of batter to make another single layer, so I decorated it with a big fat strawberry.
So, it’s gonna be a chocolate Valentine’s Day for us! We celebrated last weekend too, check it out below.
Who needs Napa Valley, when we have Morgan Creek Winery…yep, you heard it right, we have a winery right here in Alabama and they make muscadine and blueberry wine. We discovered this sweet little winery 2 summers ago when we first moved over here. We saw in the paper that they have concerts once a month during the summer, with wine tastings, music, and fireworks, so we went to check it out and have been going back ever since. You pay to get in, bring your own lawn chairs, a picnic, or you can buy food there, sit under the stars and enjoy some good jazz/oldies music. Very relaxing time!
It’s out in Harpersville, in the country and in such a pretty setting. This is a family owned winery and they’ve been in business for a few years now.
This is the shop which sits in front of the winery itself. Come on in for a tour!
There were about 10 people in our little tour. We’ve done it before, but it’s always neat to see how they make it. They brought their equipment over from Italy several years ago and an Italian winemaker came over to help them get their winery up and running. I think that’s SO cool! Those big vats hold the wine, it goes through all the steps and ends up in the bottling equipment to the left, where it is labeled and capped, ready for distribution. Our local Publix carries these wines most all the time. She did tell me that they cannot ship out of state at this time, but hope to be able to later this year.
Who knew?? Muscadine wines in Alabama! And you thought we were just hillbillies down here!
All the wines for the tasting. They were very good and we have a couple of favorites, Carlos and Regal Red.
Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! Enjoy the day with your sweeties.
Head over to Dana’s Designs, a new blog friend of mine, and check out her chalkboard projects. She’d love to hear from anyone who has done one of these & would like to get some pics & there may be a giveaway! Check her out!
Cottage Magpie says
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love the cake–chocolate, decadent… definitely up my alley! And thanks for joining into the pink fun!
Esther Sunday says
What a sweetie your Hubby is! Happy Valentine’s Day! That cake sure looks scrumptious! Love, Esther
Rosie's Whimsy says
Have a Sweet Valentine’s Day 🙂 Rosie
Hope you’re having an especially sweet day, Rhoda!
Happy V-Day to you, too, dear Rhoda!
restyled home says
Wow! You two sure know how to do Valentine’s right!!
Of course, any holiday with a cake like that would be perfect…!!!
Looks like you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Christy Lee says
I just thought I would say hello and share my blog with you, I thought you might be interested in seeing some of my “finds” as well! Please stop by anytime…you have a beautiful blog! Happy belated Valentine’s Day!
Rhoda, belated Happy Valentines! Your tulips look like the ones I shared on my blog yesterday that I took to my neighbors. Aren’t tulips beautiful? I’m sure your hubby loved his cake, and the wine tour and tasting sounded really fun.
Sweet Designs says
Wow, beautiful flowers (tulips are one of my favs) and a chocolate cake YUM. I enjoyed the winery tour too,you are so lucky to have such an interesting place to visit for wine, song and food! My favorites are the sweet dessert wines too! Thanks for visiting my new blog too!
NAME: CIELO says
Yum! Can I have some of that delcious chocolate cake??? Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day.
Susan Ramey Cleveland says
We haven’t visited the winery, but we’ve talked a lot about doing just that. We pass by frequently on our way to my husband’s parents’ home in South Georgia.
Susie Q says
Happy Valentine’s Day dear Rhoda! Oh I love your tulips and that note is pretty darned great too! : )
Ooh that treats look decadent! Yum.
Don’t you love wineries? We have visited some amazing ones and always have a good time. The scenery, the wine, the treats and the ambiance is usually fun.
I am glad you have had such great days…
What a fun way to spend the day. I never knew there was a winery there either.
Oh, your cakes look delish! I’m still dieting, so I’ll wait to try this recipe later. I know Peter was happy though.
Dana's Design Studio & Wholesale Furnishings says
Thanks for the mention. Kimberly of Niesz Vintage Fabrics and Design (http://nieszvintagefabric.blogspot.com/) found me because of our mention. I featured her chalkboard project today.
And happy belated Valentines…but we can share the love all year…right?
Continued wishes and warm fuzzies going your way for your next successful venture!
Happy Homemaker says
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I have decided to go private for now so if you’d like an invitation, just email me! [email protected]
I’ve known about this winery but didn’t know about the concerts.A must try sometime! Thanks for the information.
Sherri (in Pell City)
Yum, I love the look of that lush chocolate icing on that cake!