Wednesday, May 1, 2013

magleby's chocolate cake

magleby's is a restaurant in utah with the b e s t chocolate cake on earth.
seriously we love it so much that we even had it at our wedding!
husband introduced it to me because it's his mom's favorite, and once i tried
it i could immediately see why. i found this copycat recipe for magelby's chocolate
cake and of course i had to try it! i made some adjustments and i still need to tweak
it before it's exactly like magelby's, but this is pretty close! try it out!

Magleby’s Chocolate Cake
before you start: very carefully, grease and line 3 9-inch baking 
pans with parchment paper. just do this first so it's done! 

C A K E
---mix the following ingredients together & then set aside:
1 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
1 cup water
4 tablespoons heaping cocoa
---sift together the following:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 t. salt 
---pour chocolate mixture over dry ingredients, gently mix.
---in separate bowl combine the following: 
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. soda — dissolved in little water
1 tsp. vanilla 
---combine with chocolate ingredients… then add 
1/2 cup sour cream
gently mix. don't over mix. 
---divide the batter evenly among 3 9-inch rounds, and bake at 325 for about 1 hour. 
*{i've heard that magleby's freezes the cakes before frosting, if you want to set it in the freezer for a few hours}*
F R O S T I N G
1 cup butter — let sit until room temperature
1/2 cup milk
3 T cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
---alternate ingredients while stirring by hand with whisk or wooden spoon---
frost cakes, and enjoy!
XO

PS...

my amazing dad is entered into a contest to get into the 2013 Kona Ironman, something he has dreamed of his entire life. they are picking athletes based on their story lining up with the ironman theme, "Anything is Possible." if you know my dad and his incredible life story, i think you'd agree that he deserves this. if you don't know his story, click this link to watch the video, & please VOTE  for him by clicking on the "vote for this" button in the lower left corner. 

click here to vote..it takes 10 seconds!!
http://konainspired.thismoment.com/base/kona?region_id=us-en&content_id=704

if you agree he's a prime example of "anything is possible," please vote for him by clicking on the "vote for this" button on the lower left of the screen...and share this with your friends and family. my dad has made every dream come true for me, so time to help me make his dream come true!! thanks! xo

18 comments:

  1. emi! your dad!! i didn't know his story before watching that (and yes, i watched it twice). what an incredible man and story that he has. i get why you love and appreciate your dad so very much! dads are the best, aren't they?? i voted for him :) xo.

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    1. you are the best to watch it and vote! i'm glad you understand why he is literally my hero! :) xo thanks!

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  2. You post some awesome recipes! I should totally try this for Mother's Day!

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    1. i'm glad you like some of the recipes here! and yes, this would be perfect for mother's day!!

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  3. Magelby's Chocolate Cake is SO GOOD. Voted for your dad; AWESOME story!!

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    1. i'm so glad you know about magleby's! yum...best ever. also- thanks for voting for my dad! you're the best! XO

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  4. I love chocolates, loved the recipe. ^^

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  5. Wow your Dad is amazing! I voted

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    1. I just posted it on my blog http://www.losinglindy.com/2013/05/anything-is-possible.html

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    2. you are the SWEETEST- thank you so much for voting AND sharing! xoxo

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  6. Wow your Dad is so inspiring! I voted twice :) don't tell.

    Lauren

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    1. haha you are the best!!!! thank you thank you!

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  7. They had this at my cousins wedding about a month ago and it was SO good! But I had no idea what kind it was!

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  8. I still haven't made the cake!! We need to do that together sometime.

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  9. Thanks for the recipe ( : voted for your Dad ( :

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    1. of course! THANK YOU for voting!! xo

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  10. Thanks for the recipe ( : voted for your Dad ( :

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