I wouldn't say I'm an emotional eater.
But somedays I can hear the chocolate call my name.
Somedays I even hear the booze call my name.
But since I don't drink, I hide it in the chocolate.
What is it about alcohol infused desserts that make them taste so much better?
Am I alone in feeling this way?
Don't cha lie to me now... You closet alchi's, raise your hands up high now.
Yesterday was one of those days when I needed chocolate.
And as soon as I opened my pantry door, a box of chocolate cake mix started flirting with me right away.
That hussy. It knew I needed a fix!
Now, you bakers-from-scratch peeps, don't you be rolling your eyes at me.
Baking and I have never seen eye to eye, so I gave up that dream long ago.
Now I cheat every chance I get.
And if the end result is stuff-my-fat-mouth delicious...
Then who are you to judge me?
Now, if you're a chocolate addict just like me...
Follow my footsteps closely, and I promise you won't regret it.
This stuff is the bomb yo.
Here we go:
Follow the directions on the chocolate cake box.
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it with oil.
Stuff the filling in a large ziplock bag, cut a small corner and squeeze the cake mix onto the cookie sheet.
Make them the size of regular cookies...
And NOT the size of your toddler's head like I did.
Cook them for about 10-12 minutes or until they look done and the toothpick you stab them with comes out clean.
Once done, let them cool off for a few minutes before picking one up to photograph.
While you're cookies are cooking get your filling ready.
Which if you ask me, is the best part.
3tbs sour cream
1/8 cup confectioning sugar and then 1/4-1/2cup
2pck cream cheese
vanilla and rum extract
zest of one lemon
Start out by beating the life out of that sour cream plus 1/8 cup of sugar.
You want it to form peeks like real creamer would.
It makes it good. Don't ask any other questions. That's all you need to know.
In a separate bowl beat the soft cream cheese, the rest of the sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and rum extract.
Here's a secret. I almost never measure anything.
No wonder baking is not my strong suite.
When it comes to those flavors I just taste it until I like what I'm getting.
You really can't go wrong unless you spill the whole bottle of vanilla or rum extract in the mixture.
Fold in the sour cream.
Next and almost final step...
Take two cooled cake cookies, smother them in frosting, place sliced strawberries on one side, let the two sides marry....
Let them honeymoon for 1hr in the fridge...
And you've got an out of this world masterpiece.
Your mouth will forever thank you.
Stuff your overly tired, overly anxious, overly addicted face.
I think I heard some angels sing.
Go on now. Give into your addiction. You know you want to.
Happy weekend loves!