Sunday, February 4, 2018

Thinking of Valentine's and Chocolate Cake

Hello sweet friends !

Well, after our trip to Miami we are back home, happy although we are missing our kids, but specially baby Maxima who is simply adorable, talking in her half tongue and been a little mischievous. She sure entertained us grandparents to no end !

Our daughter Sofia and her hubby are coming tomorrow for the weekend with our older grandgirls, they are so sweet and such a delight to be with and have conversations as Victoria is a teenager already. Therefore, I baked a cake for them, for a bunch of chocolate lovers and grandma has to oblige to make memories, right ?

I also added my cupid couple just to remind us that Valentine's is just around the corner and I will bake a heart cake and set a table for the two of us.

Our 11 year old's birthday Cayetana, was last January 26, so in a way I am doing it for her specially. I will post a couple of family pics from Miami as well as  Cayetana's birthday too. I also loved her cake !

Ok, my chocolate cake came out fabulous and delish, I recommend anyone who adores chocolate, as it is a very rich one with black coffee too.
Look on Pinterest for the recipe.

"Chocolate and coffee Bundt Cake with Cranberry Glaze." 

The cake is in Spanish, it may be lost in translation when you look for it. Here is the link. Translate it all, it certainly is worth this very 'scrumptious chocolate delight.'

My cupid couple figurine in porcelain-bisque, gives my post, just the touch of Valentine's soon to be here.
This is a great Chocolate and coffee Cake, you must try. A hit with my daughter Sofia, hubby and grandgirls Victoria and Cayetana. We loved it too !

Really delish !

One of my favorite tea sets I own. The set is for eight place settings, teacups and saucers, dessert plates, a chocolate pot, a sugar bowl and creamer. 




Oh goodness! The first slice of cake was fun cause the girls wanted each first, so I gave it to their mother so they stopped yelling, lol.. 


Enjoying a few days with my little Maxima

Cayetana on her 11th. birthday. Her mother bought the cake and decorated it in such a fun and clever way with some donuts... isn't it adorable !

Later in the day she had ten friends from school for lunch and to help her blow the candles and to sing for her 'Happy Birthday.'

Thank you dear friends for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day !

The recipe is in Spanish; here is the link and you can translate the entire recipe to make it. It's worth it, it's an amazing cake !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


I will be partying here:

Amaze Me Monday

Dishing it & Digging it

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Creative Mondays Blog Hop

Make it Pretty Monday

Inspire Me Tuesday

Tuesdays at Our Home


Tuesdays with a Twist

A Very Vintage Valentine's Blog Hop and Link Party

Friends Sharing Tea

Wow Us Wednesday

Home Sweet Home.

Grace at Home

Vintage Charm Party

Vintage Charm Party

Saturday Sparks

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday

Friday Feature Linky Party

The Bouquet of Talent Party



NanaDiana said...

I know you are glad to be home but I also know that you miss your family in Miami. I am glad you have some visitors coming for the weekend to help with the 'back home' transition.

That cake looks incredibly delicious. Wish I lived close enough to pop in for a piece of cake and I know you make good coffee, too!

Love to you, Fabby- xo Diana

Sarah said...

Looks delicious, Fabby. Wish I had a slice to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Happy Valentines!

Margie said...

I've never met a chocolate cake that I didn't like and yours is making my mouth water!

The donut cake also made me smile. Too cute!

krishna said...

chocolate cake!!!!! i want it i want it I wantttt......

Pam Richardson said...

Fabby the cake looks delicious! Your granddaughters are beautiful! Happy Valentines!

claudia lamascolo said...

outstanding as always. Beautiful inside and out just like you are. Happy Valentines Day to you ...

Louca por porcelana said...

Oh my Godness!!!Your Tea set is just WONDERFUL!So adorable and dainty!The cake is mouthwatering,looks delicious...Sweet Grands,blessings to all of you.Thanks for visiting my little blog,hugs.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I know you will miss your family but so thankful you got to visit. That little grandgirl is so beautiful. Mercy! Don't you just want to kiss her little cheeks off. That cake is absolutely beautiful. It looks too pretty to eat Fabby.Love how she done the cake with the donuts. How clever! So good to see a post today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness, Fabby, the cake looks incredible, and with the raspberries, even more so! I wish I could share a slice with you, along with a cup of tea.

Crystal Grandeur said...

You both look gorgeous. Love the pose. The setting is beautiful with the cake. Lots of love to you. Hugs Sujatha:)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Fabby, such a great photo. That cake looks so decadent. I need to try. thanks so much for sharing dear Fabby. Happy Tuesday sweet friend. xo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your Valentine decor is looks like a fun time! The cakes are wonderful!!
Thank you for joining the Share The Love Valentine Party!

Zaa said...

Your teatime decor is fabulous as usual... and that cake looks simply scrumptious...I can’t believe how your grand daughters have grown( Beautiful like their grandma) Such warm and happy photos... Thanks for the valentines inspiration.

Debby Goes Shabby said...


Nice to meet you, and thank you for visiting our "Vintage Valentine" blog hop. Sweets foe your sweet and a beautiful tea set.

Beautiful blog.


Debby Goes Shabby said...


Nice to meet you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful post on our "Vintage Valentine" blog hop. Everthing is beautiful!


Maria Elena said...

That cake looks amazing, Fabby! I am glad you got to spend time with your kids. Máxima is getting so big!:) xxx Maria

Jean | said...

Fabby, everything (and everyone!) is so beautiful and elegant. And that cake! Gorgeous!

Ruth W said...

What a perfect Valentine's Day tea setting! Such a pretty set and the chocoalte...well, heaven! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your family are all so beautiful Fabby! How fun that you were in Miami to visit. That cake your daughter provided accented with the doughnuts was a really cute idea. Your chocolate cake looks so good and I love how you decorate it. I can just imagine the girls begging for the first piece and I laugh that you gave it to their mom to break their demands 😊. My daughter’s birthday is the 12th so her birthday always had a bit of Valentine’s mixed in too. I’m a long distance Grandmother too having my grandson an 8 hour drive away so I understand how it feels not being able to see them more often. Looks like you made the best of your time together! Wishing you a Happ Valentine’s Day!

Dee M said...

Fabby, that cake looks incredible! Wish I had a slice right now. :)

Karren Haller said...

Your granddaughters are beautiful, I cant believe how the little one has grown.
Your chocolate cake looks amazing!!!
And the donut cake is really a fun idea!!!
Hope you have a great week!

The Charm of Home said...

Fabby, your grandaughters are beautiful! That cake looks good too! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.