Ladies: you know I’m a fan of the trilogy that begins with 50 Shades of Grey (are you saying what’s this? read this. sadly, you have been living under a rock!) so when my friend suggested we have a book club/girls night to discuss the book I was all for it! About 15 of us gathered last house last Thursday for a little talk about the book and then a ‘presentation’ by a gal who — mature eyes only ahead! — sells all sorts of sex toys, lotions and fun items to spice up your life. Have you been to one of those? A must. We drank wine, giggled like little school girls and then walked away with a few items we couldn’t resist (truth). I love even when it comes to such intimate things, we all gossiped so we all wound up buying the same items!
The hostess provided lots of wine and munchies and then everyone added to the mix. If you’ve read 50 Shades (or just have seen the cover!) — you know a silver tie is a major theme throughout the book. I’m no baker — and my day was jam packed — however I got a wee bit creative and made this healthy-ish chocolate cake that’s topped with a silver tie. Easy, super tasty dessert to make!
1 can of pumpkin (I prefer Libby’s)
One box of chocolate cake mix
1 container of white frosting
1 small container of silver sprinkles
Toothpick (it’s your best kitchen utensil here!)
Mix cake mix with pumpkin in a large mixing bowl (I use my Cuisinart hand mixer for this). Do not use any other ingredients. Bake according to the directions on the box. This is my FAVORITE way to make a moist, low-fat chocolate cake.
Let cool and then apply frosting. Put in refrigerator for about one hour.
Using a toothpick very lightly create an outline of a tie and then slowly fill with sprinkles. The outline is a huge help to guide you. I placed small amounts of sprinkles into the container cap and then poured on the cake. I also used a toothpick to help me pick up any ‘rogue’ sprinkles. The whole process takes just five minutes, promise!