By Shannon O'Donnell
My Mom baked from scratch nearly every other day while I was growing up (no joke!), and all of her goodies had a unifying theme: they were nearly always something CHOCOLATE. My Mom's love for the divine, addictive little cocoa bean was passed on to me, and although I have plenty of amazing chocolate cake recipes from her, I found one in the last several years that simply can't be beat. It's called 'Chocolate Blackout Cake', and it's sourced back to another famous baker...Martha Stewart.
* 1 1/2 sticks of soft butter
1) Preheat oven to 350°
When she's not forecasting, Shannon O'Donnell enjoys putting together tasty, season-appropriate meals and goodies for her friends and family.