Saturday 24 September 2011

2nd Annual Practical Magic Blog Party Post 1

"In this house we eat chocolate cake for breakfast..."-Aunt Jet Practical Magic.

Ahhh... wouldn't we all love to have chocolate cake for breakfast? well how about some delicious recipes to make that miraculous event happen... Follow along now, Aunt Jet has lent use her magical kitchen and we need to hurry to get it all in before the fun party that takes place later tonight....Midnight Margaritas!!!!!

Hershey's Best Loved Chocolate Cheesecake:
  • 3 packages cream cheese softened
  • 11/3 cups sugar
  • 1 container dairy sour cream (8ozs)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Hersey's Cocoa
  • 2Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
Quick Chocolate Crumb Crust:
  • Combine 1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs and 1/3 cup butter, press into bottom of 9 inch springfoam pan (makes 1 crust)
HINT: Place the wafers in a ziploc bag and use your rolling pin to help crush them.

Quick Chocolate Drizzle:
Place 1/2 cup Hershey's Semi Sweet Chocolate chips and 2 tsp shortening (this you CANNOT substitute, it doesn't taste the same) in microwave

Microwave on high for 20 secs, doing additional 15secs as needed STIR well!!

  • Prepare Crust recipe, and heat oven to 450degrees
  • beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Add sour cream& vanilla, continue to blend
  • Add in cocoa & flour
  • Add eggs one at a time, beat until well mixed
  • Pour into crust
  • Bake 10 mins, then reduce oven temp to 250degrees, continue baking for 30 mins
  • Place on a wire rack, cool completely
  • Drizzle the Quick drizzle over top, refrigerate 4 to 6hrs
  • Store covered in fridge.
      Maple Nut Sticky Buns

Ingredients: (makes 12 rolls)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 package quick rising dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water (120-130 degrees)
  • 6 Tbsp softened butter,divided
  • 1 egg, at room temp
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar divided
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Grease a 13 X 9 in pan and spread pecans and maple syrup evenly over the bottom
  • Combine 2 cups flour, granulated sugar, yeast, and salt in a  large bowl.
  • Stir in water , 2 Tbsp butter and egg. beat until smooth, gradually stir in remaining flour until soft dough forms. Cover with plastic wrap. let double about 30 minutes
  • On lightly floured surface, roll dough in 15 X 12 in rectangle. Mix brown sugar with cinnamon sprinkle over surface.
  • Starting at the 12in side roll up tightly.
  • Cut into 12 slices, place slices cut side down in prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap, place on wire rack set over large pan of hot water. Let rise until buns double. 30-45 mins.
  • Preheat oven to 375degrees, uncover buns bake until golden brown
  • Cool for one minute
  • Serve Warm!!
Magical Aspects of our desserts for breakfast:
These ingredients don't just taste good they are good in many magical ways as well. To make this even more fun, you can add a coin into the cake so that it will come out, and the person who gets it gets a special prize.

Cinnamon: prosperity, success, spirituality, healing,lust, love, psychic powers, passion
Pecans: money and employment
Chocolate: is a well known and documented Aphrodisiac
Walnuts: perfect for weather magic as this tree is Sacred in the Celtic tradition to being associated with Fire and Water, as it's a tree that gets struck by lightening often.  It's great for fertility, healing, and wish fulfillment.

To make it more magical while making it, stir clockwise and imagine all the energies of the ingredients blending harmoniously together, imagine your family or friends enjoying the cakes, imbue it with happiness so that they smile each time they take a slice.

Enjoy your chocolate cake for breakfast and I'll see you tonight for Midnight Margaritas
"Always throw salt over your shoulder, grow lavender at your garden gate, and fall in love.....every chance you get."


  1. Thank you for the wonderful recipes - they look amazing. Stop by my enchanted oven for a PM cookie!

  2. Yummmm, these sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing. :)

  3. Thanks you so much for the goodies. I loved visiting you.

  4. Yummo! I'm a new follower! I noticed you're a "True Blood" fan. We named our kitten, Sookie, because she's our favorite character ever! Come by for some puddin n pie

  5. Chocolate cheese cake! Can there be anything that tops that for a delightful bit of dessert? I don't think so. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. OOOOOOOOHHH, such wonderful recipes !!!!
    Thank you very much for sharing. Have a amgical weekend.

  7. Wonderfully delicious Practical Magic Party post. Can't wait to try the recipes. Stop by for a midnight margarita.


  8. Thank you for sharing all the recipes!

    Lovely to visit with you!

    LuLu Kellogg

  9. Yummy recipes, thanks for sharing, I love the look of those maple buns.

    Happy witching
    J x

  10. What a delectable post! I look forward to trying your recipes cause in my house we love to eat chocolate for breakfast also! Blessed be!

  11. What a YUMMY practical magic post!!! Thanks for the wonderful recipes!!! Enjoy the parties! Please feel free to come and visit with me, too. :)
    Sincerely, Theresa

  12. Great post, what yummy dishes you posted ..Come visit me soon..

  13. Hi! I am linking from the Practical Magic blog party. I would have loved to have had aunts like the Owens sisters so I could have had chocolate cake for breakfast! ;P Thanks for sharing your chocolate cheesecake and sticky buns with us!

    Fun PM post!

  14. Gosh I think I was drooling while I read this. The maple nut sticky buns....yummmm! I also love how you included the magical aspects of the ingredients. Your sweets would make Aunt Jet proud! Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the party this year :)


  15. what a magical post! thanks so much!!!!

  16. Mmmmmm, maple nut sticky buns...sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing your magical recipes :-) I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your blog!

    Angela @ Shimmerlings

  17. Long time no see or hear Aisha! I hope you are well, I hope my special moon gift reached you.
    Thanks for the recipes and Happy Mabon!

  18. There goes me eating healthy! I am checking your other recipes to see if I can compromise with myself! I also appreciate you letting me know: not to substitute the shortening in the chocolate drizzle, I try to "healthy things up a bit" and it is even worse when it doesn't work out.
    Thanks for it all.

  19. Yummm!! Chocolate cake for breakfast? I'm in!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings

  20. Nom nom nom, these look delicious! I love your, "To make it more magical..." tip. After all, magic is everywhere! Blessed be!

  21. That chocolate cake looks to-die-for! thanks for sharing!

  22. My granddaughter is visiting this weekend and we DO have chocolate for breakfast... looks like cheesecake is on the menu. Thanks for the recipe!


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