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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sweet Thursday: Why eat Chocolate Cake when you can have Chocolate Chocolate Cake?


This post is two-fold. It is an opportunity to tell you about one of my favorite desserts, but it's also a chance for me to tell you about a couple of great organizations.

I couple of weeks ago, I told you guys that I was attending the The Arc of Morgan County's "Kids on the Block" Chocolate & Dessert Festival. The Arc is an advocacy organization that works with people who have diabilities & provides counseling and assitance to their families. The Kids on the Block is an organization that began in the late 70s, and one of the things it does it that it travels around and does puppet shows at schools and other locations. The shows are aimed at promoting tolerance and understanding to those who have disabilities. And they promote positive behavior, with an anti-gang, & anti-drug & alcohol message. I remember being a kid in elementary school and seeing the show at a few school assemblies. It was entertaining & it was also a learning experience. Little did I know of how big the organization would be and just how much they were doing, even beyond the puppet show.

The festival I attended takes place each year just before Valentine's Day. Local businesses participate and bring desserts to be sampled, which gives them promotion, and visitors purchase a ticket to come in and sample all the great food, and all the money goes to charity. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved.


Now just so you know I am not affiliated with O'Charley's. My mother is employed at O'Charley's, however, she does not even know I'm writing this post. Anyway, this year the O'Charley's booth featured Key Lime Pie & O'Charley's Chocolate Chocolate Cake. By the way, the Key Lime Pie is outstanding. It tastes like something your mom or grandmother would make, and I highly recommend it.

As for the Chocolate Chocolate Cake...yum! I love this cake. It is one of my favorite desserts to get a resturant and overall one of my favorite desserts period. It almost has sort of a dark & decadant taste to it, but it is also sweet & rich. I sometimes tell my husband, "I have to get a bite of icing to tone down the richness is of the cake." And the great thing about this cake is that you can get it to go, and it's good just out of the refrigerator, & it's also a great dessert to heat up in the microwave. (I prefer it cold personally) And as far as resturant desserts go, this is a way better value than most. One slice is big enough to share between at least two people if not three or four. In fact I went out to lunch with 3 ladies that I worked with, and we all split a piece of the cake and still had a little left over. I will say, the cake may be a little rich for some, but if have a sweet tooth and you're a chocolate lover, you'll like this cake.
If you're interested, check out O'Charley's menu & current specials:
O'Charley's Desserts - (I recommend the Cinnamon Sugar Donuts & the Caramel Pie as well)








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