Monday, December 21, 2009

Better Than Almost Anything Cake & Another Christmas Tablescape

This is one of my favorite cake recipes; when the kids are around it's known as Chocolate Butterscotch Cake, but most of us know it as Better-Than-Sex Cake... and if it's not better, it's pretty dang close!

Chocolate Butterscotch Cake aka
Better-Than-Sex Cake

-chocolate cake mix
-ingredients to make cake

-1 can sweetened condensed milk
-caramel ice cream topping
-cool whip (I love extra creamy)
-crushed Heath bars or Heath bits

Make the cake as directed on package in a 9x13 pan. While cake is still hot poke holes throughout the cake with a large fork. Pour the sweetened condensed milk slowly over the cake giving the milk time to soak into the holes. Heat the caramel sauce and pour it over the cake also going very slowly. Let the cake cool completely. Frost with a container of cool whip and sprinkle the Heath bits over the top. Store in the fridge. Enjoy!!!

I love the look of vintage silverware... You pretty much have to drag me away from the silverware bins at thrift stores. I love digging through piles of flatware to find the old silver-plated stuff. I also love to mix and match. Although I have at least four full sets of silverware, I purposefully mix the patterns at each place setting, because I love it so much!

For those of you who are curious, I served ham, sweet potatoes, corn, pistachio salad, rolls and cake.


Melissa Miller said...

Hello Angie,
It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog. You are always welcome to visit me anytime.

What a delicious sounding cake. Yum! Your tablescape is beautiful as well. Love the pretty dishes!

Merry Christmas & Many Blessings!
~Melissa :)

Jen said...

In Canada they call it a Skor cake because of the Skor bars used on it. I've always wanted the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Joan said...

Your silverware is beautiful and I love how you mix the patterns. I have 2 sets from my mom and mother in you polish yours to remove the tarnish? I was thinking of doing the dip method in the hot water, baking soda etc. What works best for you?

The American Homemaker said...

I usually do the baking soda method, but that's just because I don't have any polish LOL

But I usually just do it when I buy them at thrift stores and they're way yucky. I use some of my silver on a regular basis and some I store in an air tight silverware box, so they don't tarnish :)

The Garden of Egan said...

Beautiful table! You are truly amazing! I love the look of the vintageness! You were definitely born in the wrong era.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Hi Angie, Thanks for stopping by today. What is it about laundry piling up...even when it's clean? LOL I love your tablescape. The silver is gorgeous!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

marion said...

Hi Angie,
I love the way you decorated the table, especially how you matched the colours. I particularly love the plates!

Merry Christmas to you and all your family!! Greetings from Malta:)