June 10, 2009

JL excitement

I found out my placement for Junior League! I'm on publications on the marketing and communications council. I'm very excited about it and I can't wait to get started! I think this will be a good one for me to be on since I have a journalism background. The committee chair has a lot of great ideas for the things we'll be doing. Fun fun!

In honor of that, I'm sharing a recipe with you from the Junior League of Orlando's cookbook - Sunsational Encore. When they gave us our cookbooks they said we had to make the recipe on page 183 - Choco-Kahlua Pound Cake. It's the most well-known and popular recipe. I haven't made it yet, but will have to try it soon. Yum yum!

Choco-Kahlua Pound Cake
1 (2-layer) package pudding-recipe devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup bourbon
1/2 cup Kahlua
3/4 cup double-strength black coffee
2 teaspoons baking cocoa
chocolate icing

Combine the cake mix, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, water, boubon, Kahlua, black coffee and baking cocoa in a large mixer bowl and mix well. Beat for 4 minutes. Spoon into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Invert onto a cake plate. Pour the hot chocolate icing over the cake immediately.

Chocolate icing
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Bring the butter, sugar and evaporated milk to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Boil for two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate chips, stirring constantly until melted.


Prep-E Girl said...

Fun fun! My placement this year is Recruiting! I am so excited! Yay for JL!!!


Ky said...

hello hello! make sure you stop by my blog...I have a little sometnin' somethin' for you!

Meagan said...

So what is junior league? I've read a little about it, but I'm interested in learning more.

Angela Darling said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try that:)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Junior League cookbooks are my favorite!! I have all the ones from the city where I live, plus others from cities I have visited. That cake recipe sounds divine. Thanks for sharing. Have fun in your new JL job! Love & blessings from NC!

AEO said...

My mom makes this Kahlua cake and it's fantastic!! Congrats on a great placement!

QueenBeeSwain said...

hoooray- you are going to be great and have a fun time- my placement last year was communications, but functioned like marketing- it'll be wonderful! I'm on placement this year, so thrilled to see the "inner-workings" as I call them as to who gets what spot!


Gwen said...

Congrats on the fabulous placement!!! XOXO

Lindsey said...

Yummo!! Thanks for the recipe!

Southern Belle said...

Yay on getting a placement you like!!! I'm a provisional this year and cannot wait!!! We don't have our retreat until August so I still have a few more months to go before I can join in on the fun=)

ams said...

One of my previous co-workers, Ashley, I believe is on the PR committee for JL Orlando, too!

How exciting!

parkaveprincess said...

yum!! thanks for posting :)

Erika said...

I will definitely be making the chocolate frosting. I'm a sucker for frosting.

Sweet Simplicity said...

This sounds so yummy! I added it to my favorites so I can come back to it later!

Red and White Preppy said...

I am in AWE of how awesome the dancing was last night. I had at least 6 couples that I loved :)

Adela said...

mmm...that sounds so yummy! =)


Black Labs and Lilly said...

Congrats!!! The recipe sounds delish, I will have to give it a try!

BLC :o said...

Yaya! That is great. Xoxo-BLC

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