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!