Dark Chocolate Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream {2 years & a giveaway!)

I have this friend. She’s a wise and confident woman with many an opinion. Her view, articulated through crystal clear lenses, is always witty and makes me laugh (and think!). More than once she has managed to fit a crutch under me and uphold me as only a true girlfriend would do. I appreciate and love her more than words can say.

So how could I not fulfill her request when she sent me a link last spring, to a cake she suggested I make? For her. Oh, did I forget to mention she can also be quite audacious?!  ;-)

Angela’s birthday seemed the perfect time to make this cake for her. So last summer I brought it to a little celebration in her honor, where a small group of girlfriends gathered on the patio to enjoy a beautiful Minnesota summer’s evening. Girlfriends, summer, tasty nibbles, wine, and a gorgeous layered cake…what more can a girl ask for?!

The original cake recipe comes from Food & Wine magazine, and featured a cinnamon sponge cake. I thought the cake was good, but not exactly memorable. The frosting, on the other hand, was pure heaven. I have dreamt of that magnificent buttercream slathered over a deep dark chocolate cake ever since. So that’s what I did!

Tessa wanted in on the frosting action!

This Dark Chocolate Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream is a layer cake to remember, for sure. At its core are two layers of that deliciously famous “Beatty’s Chocolate Cake”, found in Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa at Home. The cake is deep, dark, and super moist, and topped with some of the most wonderful buttercream I’ve ever set my fork to. The frosting’s silky sweetness is complex, offset by the warmth of chiles and cinnamon. I love it!

Although this cake would be spectacular served any time of year, I think it would a great addition to an upcoming Cinco de Mayo party. Let me know if you celebrate with it!

Dark Chocolate Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream

Yield: 12 to 16 servings

Ingredients

    for the dark chocolate cake:
  • 1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring the pans
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c. freshly brewed hot coffee
  • for the chile-chocolate buttercream:
  • 2-1/2 c. (5 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon, plus more for dusting the finished cake
  • 1 tsp. ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 5 oz. white chocolate, melted and cooled

Preparation

for the cake:

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter two 9'' round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans.

Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, slowly and carefully add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

for the chile-chocolate buttercream:

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the butter until creamy. At low speed, beat in the powdered sugar. Increase the speed to high and beat until fluffy, scraping down the side of the bowl, about 2 minutes longer. At low speed, beat in the cream, vanilla, cinnamon, ancho chile powder and cayenne, then gradually beat in the cooled bittersweet and white chocolate. Scrape down the side of the bowl and the paddle, increase the speed to medium-high and beat until light, 3 minutes longer. Using a wooden spoon, vigorously beat the buttercream for 30 seconds to deflate any air bubbles.

to assemble the cake:

Place one cake layer, flat side up, on a plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with almost 2 cups of the frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the remaining frosting onto the top and sides of the cake. (There is plenty of frosting and I've never used all of it.) Lightly dust the top of the cake with additional cinnamon. So pretty!

Refrigerate the cake for at least 30 minutes before slicing. If the cake has been fully refrigerated (many hours or overnight) prior to serving, be sure to bring it to room temperature before serving, which can take 30 minutes or more. This cake can easily be made the day prior to serving it and any leftover cake keeps well when covered and refrigerated.

Source

Dark Chocolate Cake slightly adapted from "Beatty's Chocolate Cake" from Barefoot Contessa at Home.

Chile-Chocolate Buttercream adapted from Food & Wine.

We are also celebrating a little birthday of our own here, completely honored and awed with the fact that a farmgirl’s dabbles will be 2 in just a few days. Wow!

We are so very thankful to all of you for reading and connecting with us, and sharing in all the yumminess. And we’d like to give you the chance to win 1 of 2 gift cards, in appreciation. 

We have chosen a few of our favorite places to shop for food related items:

Williams-Sonoma
Target
Crate & Barrel
Amazon 

If your name is chosen, you will receive one $50 gift card to the store of your choice! Williams-Sonoma, Target, Crate & Barrel, or Amazon…it’s completely up to YOU!

This giveaway is now closed.
The winners were Mary and Jan, who have each received their prizes.
Thank you to everyone who entered!

You will have 2 ways to enter to win 1 of 2 gift cards. Choose 2 ways from the following list to be entered to win:

  • Leave a comment below, letting me know what food related item(s) you would get with one of these gift cards.
  • Like a farmgirl’s dabbles on facebook. (Leave a separate comment to let me know.)
  • Follow a farmgirl’s dabbles on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (Leave a separate comment to let me know.)
    Sample tweet: “Celebrate 2 years w/ @farmgirlsdabble – Dark Chocolate Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream AND 2 $50 gift cards! http://wp.me/pTM9A-1Il”

The fine print: Contest ends Monday, April 30th at 6:00 pm CST. Open to US residents 18 and older. Two winners will be chosen via random draw and notified by email. Winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize or another winner(s) will be chosen. a farmgirl’s dabbles is not responsible for lost or undelivered emails.

Disclosure: Prizes offered and paid for by a farmgirl’s dabbles, in appreciation of our readers. 

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253 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream {2 years & a giveaway!)”

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    Elizabeth Ann — April 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog! :-) I would want to buy a waffle maker! :-)

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    natalie — April 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    i think i would get a fancy bubble whisk @ C&B … or some pretty serving platters

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    amy marantino — April 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    i would get a mandolin slicer

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    amy marantino — April 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I Follow a farmgirl’s dabbles on twitter and tweeted (@onitnaram)

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    Kim | At Home With Kim — April 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Brenda ~ Congratulations on 2 Years!!!! You’re work started off awesome and has grown from there!!! Your pictures are stunning and your new site is beautiful! Congrats and here’s to many more years ahead….

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    That is one gorgeous cake and I would really like to bake one right now! I would probably buy baking pans.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I would put my money towards a mandoline slicer!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

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    Susanna — April 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Happy birthday!! I love all things Target! I would buy new accessories for my kitchen. I’m in dire need of new measuring cups and spoons, good spatulas, and coordinating washcloths and tea towels. :)

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    Cassie — April 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Congrats, Brenda! I am so glad to know you, and hope to meet in real life soon! Cheers to another year of blogging,this cake sounds so perfect! I would buy a new (big!) food processor!

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    Robin @ Bird On A Cake — April 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Happy 2nd blog birthday! I would definitely use the gift card for cake stands…I am obsessed with them! And I make a lot of cakes. :0)

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    Connie Bolick Lee — April 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Congrats on the 2nd birthday! I would like to have some pretty casserole baking dishes.

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    Connie Bolick Lee — April 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I follow a farm girls dabbles on twitter and I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/ConnieBolickLee/status/193123351114428416

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS cake. And I’m loving the frosting, especially because of the addition of the spice.

    And of course, happy blogoversary! I just celebrated my first year and it’s amazing how fast time goes by. If I were to win, I’d use the gift cards to buy a new food processor. I have a little mini cuisinart one but it’s time to upgrade to a 12-cup Kitchenaid one.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Already following you on twitter and tweeted the giveaway :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/damn_delicious/status/193137812881674241

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    Mami2jcn — April 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Ooh an ice cream maker would be nice!

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    Mami2jcn — April 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy and I shared–https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=369858759733714&id=100000611160195

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    Elena — April 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I would get a new waffle maker

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    Natalie — April 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Holy Moly that looks incredible. I love chocolate and chilies. <3 I could use a few more mini muffin pans, one is never enough!

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    Elena — April 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm
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    Natalie — April 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I follow you on fb, here’s the link to my shared post. :)

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    Laura Kraycsi — April 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    This recipe is magnificent. I would definitely get some baking dishes from target!!

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    Annemarie — April 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    This recipe looks great. I would get some baking pan; I need a lasagna pan

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    Kristin M. — April 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    This cake looks heavenly & the receipe has already been printed off & added to my collection. I truly enjoy your posts & look forward to continuing to see all the new creations you share. I can never have too many baking supplies especially the nice pans from Williams Sonoma. I’ve really been wanting those individual torte pans, that would likely be my purchase.

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    Caroline — April 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Love your website, congrats on 2 years! I would buy a bunch of different baking pans in different sizes… about to move into my first apartment so I need to stock up!

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    Lisa — April 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I would love to get a panini maker! :)

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    Martha — April 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! The cake looks and sounds wonderful. I have my eye on a particular immersion blender at W. Sonoma.

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    Deborah B. — April 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I am in need of a new paddle attachment for my mixer. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

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    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It — April 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Happy Blogiversary, Brenda! So happy that I’ve gotten to know you through blogging — it’s one of the best parts about doing it. If I were to win I would buy some cookbooks or some fun cake/tart pans I’ve been wanting. The list never ends! :)

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    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It — April 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I

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    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It — April 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Whoops. I tweeted.

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    Amber @ Amber's Confections — April 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    If I were to win one of the giftcards, I would buy a panini press.

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    Becca - cookie jar treats — April 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Congrats on almost two years! You’ve come up with so many delicious looking goodies and savory dishes. Here’s to many more years of your blog:)

    And I absolutely love browsing Williams-Sonoma so I would probably end up buying something shiny and fun. Maybe a new specialty pan :)

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    Amber @ Amber's Confections — April 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway – @ambersconfctns

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    Becca - cookie jar treats — April 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I also follow you on Facebook :D

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — April 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Congratulations on two years! That cake is dreamy.

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    Mindie — April 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Really great pics. Looks delish.

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    Sarah — April 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Congrats on two years! I would like the Amazon giftcard.

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    Sarah — April 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway. http://www.twitter.com/underthestars

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    Lindsey — April 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Congrats! I’m renovating my teeny tiny kitchen, and would love some great organizing and space saving tools! Of course a big Dutch oven would be nice… I’m sure I could find room for one :)

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    Shannon at madiganmade — April 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Yum!!! I am drooling here. This looks amazing!

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    Allyson — April 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I need some basics….like a garlic press and food processor!

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    Sarah — April 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I would buy a waffle maker so I can stop buying freezer ones!!!

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    Sara L — April 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I am dying to buy a new set of pots and pans. And new baking sheets. And I need more spatulas. And a new pancake turner. I could also use some pretty things to cheer up my kitchen. Oh my – it will be a hard decision!

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    Sara L — April 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I liked your page & shared the give away – https://www.facebook.com/sara.lehn/posts/155170617943740

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    Julia Lynn — April 20, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I would love to put $50 towards a Staub 7 qt cocotte, I am slowly building my collection and this would be a great 2nd piece!

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    Amy Tong — April 20, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Happy 2nd Birthday to your blog! That’s wonderful news and what a great way to celebrate with a giveaway. If I won the giveaway, I would get a waffle maker with the gift card. I know, I can’t believe I don’t have one, ever. Hope that will change real soon. :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway and all the inspirations on your blog.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Amy Tong — April 20, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Following you on Twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/193243588799381505

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    KEl — April 20, 2012 at 2:35 am

    I would probably choose Amazon to order a cookbook or two!

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    shelly peterson — April 20, 2012 at 5:01 am
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    shelly peterson — April 20, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I would buy a mixing bowl set and some storage containers

    cshell090869@aol.com

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    amanda @ fake ginger — April 20, 2012 at 5:59 am

    The cake looks amazing!

    If I won, I would buy more white plates. A food blogger can never have too many. ;)

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    Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box — April 20, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Oh my, that looks heavenly. I could so go for a piece (or seven) right now.

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — April 20, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I would buy a butt-load of chocolate chips for baking! :D Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Anniversary!

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    Gina B — April 20, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I would buy a hand mixer, or maybe a new cutting board!

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    BinomialBaker — April 20, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I would buy measuring cups and a cast iron skillet!

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    lynn @ the actor's diet — April 20, 2012 at 6:15 am

    it’s definitely time for me to get a pan to make cakes in!

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    Lori — April 20, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Tough choice, but I think I would put the $50 Amazon gift card towards the purchase of the item that’s been on my Wishlist the longest, this little beauty: http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KSM150PSWH-Artisan-Series-5-Quart/dp/B00005UP2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334924014&sr=8-1. Congrats on 2 years and thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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    Stephanie — April 20, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Ooohhhh! That cake looks SO good! I’m wondering if I could get my husband to eat it, since it has the chili powder in it? (He _loves_ chilis of all sorts, but he claims not to like chocolate. Unbelievable, huh?) I just found your blog recently, and I love it. I check it every day! Not sure what I would buy with a gift certificate, though. I adore nearly everything I’ve ever seen in Williams-Sonoma and I don’t get to go nearly often enough, so I’d probably just go crazy… Hmmm. I’ve kinda been on a bread and cookies kick in the kitchen lately, so I’m guessing I’d end up with something at least vaguely related to that…

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    BinomialBaker — April 20, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I liked you on facebook and followed on twitter :) Thanks for the great contest and I love your blog!

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    Maria — April 20, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Congrats on two years! The cake is stunning! Love that cake stand:) I would buy dishes. I am obsessed:)

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    amypersonally @ mydreamcafe — April 20, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Happy Birthday! I would get more of the gold bakeware from Williams-Sonoma. It is perfect!

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    Andrea — April 20, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Great giveaway! I think I would put a gift card toward a stand mixer – I can’t believe I’ve lived without one for this long!

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    txcookiemomster — April 20, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I would shop at Williams and Sonoma! I am a gadget junkie and they have the best! Thanks for the chance at the Giveaway!

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    txcookiemomster — April 20, 2012 at 7:36 am

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/OriginalCookieMomster – I shared the Giveaway on my Facebook page!

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    txcookiemomster — April 20, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

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    txcookiemomster — April 20, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I now follow you on Twitter!

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    txcookiemomster — April 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I liked you on Facebook!

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    Aviva I — April 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I would definitely put this towards my Kitchenaid Mixer fund.

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    Patricia Crowley — April 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Happy Blogabirthday!!

    I have been needing a really good all-purpose knife! I would put it towards that!

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    Ashley — April 20, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I would buy some new cookbooks or some new tools for my Zoku Quick Pop Maker!

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    Regina — April 20, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I would use the gift card for some new madeleine pans!

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    Patricia Crowley — April 20, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I follow on facebook as Patricia Wojnar Crowley and shared!
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=198612023591039&id=1057899883

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    Mom — April 20, 2012 at 8:54 am

    This cake and frosting combination is amazing. We were able to partake of a slice or two over Easter weekend and loved it. A good chocolate cake is always a favorite of mine, but the frosting with it’s fluffy texture and hint of spice was an added plus.
    Congratulations, dear Brenda, on the second anniversary of your blog. It just keeps getting better and better. Love you tons!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 20, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Oh yum, I love chile with chocolate – the pairing is divine!

    What a fun giveaway, and congratulations on your blog anniversary. I could pick up some new baking supplies or cookbooks, I think!

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    Sarah @ Alderberry Hill — April 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I wish I had a piece of this in front of me right now, looks delish!

    Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
    Alderberryhill.blogspot.com

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    Jessie C. — April 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I’d get baking dishes from Amazon.

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    Jessie C. — April 20, 2012 at 10:33 am
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    Andrea D. — April 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I would get an immersion blender from Amazon.com

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    Desi — April 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I’d buy some attachments for my new mixer!

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    Andrea D. — April 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I am a facebook fan of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Paula — April 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Not entering the giveaway.

    Angela must have been totally excited when you made her this cake. What a unique frosting for it. No doubt the ancho chile powder and cayenne pepper gave it a little bite that made everyone take big bites of this cake ;)

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    Barbara — April 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I need a couple of tools – a new sieve and spatula – plus some storage jars

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    Carole Resnick — April 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I would buy some new mixing bowls and wooden spoons.

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    Carole Resnick — April 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I follow you on FB

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    yvonne harville — April 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I would buy new cake pans & cookie sheets …family would love me to bake cookies & cakes as I did in past but pans were cheap & finally thrown out to avoid frustration of using everytime…congrats on two years…really enjoy this site.

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    Kim — April 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I would buy a pasta attachment for my kitchenaid mixer

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    Amanda — April 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I would love a spiral cutter to make noodles out of zucchini and squash

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    Ronda — April 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

    That cake looks delicious. I would buy a ice cream maker.

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    Grandmereb Lovestobake — April 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Wow, that cake looks dazzling and so tasty! If I was your winner, I would choose the Target gift card and get some new kitchen gadgets that I need.

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    Grandmereb Lovestobake — April 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I am already your follower on twitter (EIOBoard). :-)

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    Diane — April 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I shared the Giveaway on my Facebook page!

    Reply

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    Diane — April 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I already follow you on fb..
    That cake looks delish!

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    Grandmereb Lovestobake — April 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I have also “lked” your facebook page (Donna Tillman Bardocz).

    Hey, a great big “Happy Blog Birthday” to you! You do a fabulous job and I love your blog!

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    Jackie Gregston — April 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I would buy a new cheesecake pan. Mine has had it! Can’t wait to try that cake! :-)

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    Diane — April 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I would maybe buy a Kitchenaid attachment !
    I need some new gadgets though!

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    Grandmereb Lovestobake — April 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Oops, don’t think I did that right last time:
    https://www.facebook.com/afarmgirlsdabbles#!/profile.php?id=1300748288

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    Mandy (Mandy's Recipe Box) — April 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I’d love to try Vanilla Bean paste among other stuff. I would love to get more props for my photos on my blog. Thanks and congrats!

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    Mandy (Mandy's Recipe Box) — April 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I tweeted this giveaway!

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    Harriet — April 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I love buttercream. Sometimes when I was younger I used to make up a bowl of buttercream and just eat the lot cos it was so good!

    Congratulations on 2 years, heres to many, many more!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — April 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Congrats on your blogiversary! Mine turns “1” this weekend! I follow you on twitter and I tweeted!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — April 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I think I would take Target and buy some candy. For me. Like Mike and Ike’s, and Raisenettes. $50 worth of candy!!

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    Vickie — April 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Definitely some serving dishes and some baking supplies, too! Blessings your blog anniversary!

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    mary fanara coleman — April 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I could using some baking cookie sheets and new cake pans.

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    mary fanara coleman — April 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I follow A Farmgirl’s Dabbles on fb.

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    mary fanara coleman — April 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm
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    Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin — April 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    This sounds heavenly. Homemade treats like this make the best birthday gifts, no question :)

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    Pat R — April 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I already liked you on FB and I shared on my page.

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    Pat R — April 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I’d choose Target to get new cookie sheets…..mine have warped.

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    Meryl — April 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Definitely some baking supplies!

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    Louis — April 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Lots of chocolate and cocoa powder!

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    Deb — April 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Cake sounds so good! I would get some great cooking ingredients from amazon, I think…

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    Rhonda — April 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I would get a Target card and get baking or new pans…mine have died already! Love your posts..your #1 on my blog list!

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    Jonna — April 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I tweeted away! https://twitter.com/#!/Jonnamabe I would honesty spend $50 on new table linens. Setting a beautiful table is a current obsession. I am a big believer that wonderful food needs to look wonderful too and it all begins with the table! This cake looks amazing!

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    Sunnie — April 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I would get an amazon gift card and I would buy a waffle maker, or maybe some stainless steel utensils. Thanks for the giveway!

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    Sunnie — April 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I like you on facebook.

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    Uli C — April 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I am a little addicted to new and unique baking pans/dishes. I’m sure I could find something fun with one of these gift cards!

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    Suzie — April 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve been saving a mandoline slicer on my wishlist – thanks for the giveaway chance and all of the amazing recipes!

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    muddledmom — April 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Gosh, what an interesting icing combo! I’ve never seen anything like that. Will have to try.

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    Suzie — April 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted: 2 yr celebration by @FarmgirlsDabble means Dark Chocolate Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream AND 2 $50 gift cards! afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2012/04/19/dar…

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    Darla — April 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I would use the gift card to get a new coffee maker.

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    Audra Bell — April 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I would get cake pans and a new zester.

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    Teri — April 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Congrats! Love your blog. I am in serious need of a new mixer to make that buttercream with.

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    Emily — April 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I desperately need a new bundt pan. I’m also secretly lusting after a doughnut pan (my fried doughnuts always come out greasy)

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    Teri — April 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I tweeted your wonderful recipe/event:
    https://twitter.com/#!/2b4gvn/status/193458263721902080

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    Teri — April 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm
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    Kathy Slenker — April 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I would buy an awesome pasta pot and some sort of fryer. Thanks for the devilish cake!

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    Kate W. — April 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    i would get a zoku popsicle maker :)

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    Kay Russow — April 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm
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    Lydia — April 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Ohh that would be a hard choice for me! I have been wanting an immersion blender for quite some time, and I need some new muffin tins.. Congratulations on being 2!

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    S. M. — April 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I tweeted! @caprisunrise

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    S. M. — April 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I need to replace a bread machine so I might get that with a gift card win! Congrats on 2 years!!

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    Pat Harmon — April 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Amazon.com. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Katie — April 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I’m looking for an ice cream maker for the summer. The gift card would go a long way! :)

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    Maria Malaveci — April 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    https://twitter.com/#!/mmalavec/status/193511448041893888

    Follow a farm girls dabbles on Twitter & tweeted about the giveaway

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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    Maria Malaveci — April 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I have had my eye on the Zoku Popsicle Maker for quite some time…. I would use it for a WS giftcard!

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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    Sophie — April 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Wow! This is such a great opportunity! Thank you!! :)
    Hmmm…actually, I have been shopping online for baking supplies in the last couple days. I think I would pick up a couple of useful spatulas and things, you know…those necessary things…
    And maybe pick out a cute dish or two that will spice up my pictures!
    Thanks Brenda!!
    And Happy Birthday to your blog!!

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    Cindy B. — April 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I shared on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002209939509 at 9:51 p.m.
    Happy 2 years Blog Birthday!!

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    Cindy B. — April 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I follow a farmgirl’s dabbles on twitter and tweet about this giveaway.

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    Kesha — April 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I have really been wanting some doughnut pans! That is what I would get:)

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    Kesha — April 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted thIs giveaway!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/keshakeke

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    Monica Young — April 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I would go to Target and get a new pan and some cake and frosting to make a cake for my kiddos we’d have a blast.

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    erin — April 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I would probably choose Williams Sonoma and put it towards a really nice food processor

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    erin — April 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I like you on facebook

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    Janice Cooper — April 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I would use this for a new blender and mixer so I can get back into baking. My mixer isn’t working.

    • Janice Cooper replied on April 20th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      Forgot to mention I would also get baking ingredients like cocoa powder, milk, frosting, butter, etc…

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    Janice Cooper — April 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I follow a farmgirl’s dabbles on facebook. FB name Jan Peoples
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=125971397536637&id=100000080232560

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    Janice Cooper — April 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I follow a farmgirl’s dabbles on twitter @disneyfan40 and tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/193545614313791490

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    Veronica @ Café con Leche — April 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    WOW! congrats on 2 years!! :) i would probably put the giftcard towards a KA stand mixer! im dying to get my hands on one of those!

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    Veronica @ Café con Leche — April 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    i like u on fbook!

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    MommaMary — April 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I would use it toward the cost of a KitchenAid Stand Mixer Combi Whip & Mixer Bowl at Williams Sonoma. This would take care of the problem of whipping only a could egg whites in my big mixer.

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    MommaMary — April 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I Follow a farmgirl’s dabbles on facebook

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    MommaMary — April 21, 2012 at 9:34 am
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    AngieDB — April 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

    ramekins and some good vanilla

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    MLB — April 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I would get some really wonderful dark chocolate and a new set of cake pans.

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    MLB — April 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I follow you on FB.

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    Marilyn Poirier — April 21, 2012 at 11:58 am
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    katheirne d — April 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I would buy a new food processor at william sonoma

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Kimberlee V. — April 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I love Williams Sonoma. If I won the gift card, I would put it towards the Flex-It Silicone Measuring Cup Set and the OXO Food Scale.

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    Maria V — April 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Hi,

    If i won, i would buy a kitchen scale. I know Williams-Sonoma carries a few great ones :)

    thanks for having the giveaway!
    @hockey_maria

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    Maria V — April 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Just tweeted about the giveaway as @hockey_maria

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    Merle — April 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading through your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Thank you!

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    Abby — April 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    so hard to choose…Either go crazy and get an ice cream machine or be sensible and get a new knife!

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    Abby — April 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm
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    Crystal G. — April 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I would probably get a new hand held mixer with the $50 GC. I’m pretty sure mine is close to calling it quits!

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    Susanne — April 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I think I would put it toward a seltzer maker from Williams Sonoma!

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    Kelsey B. — April 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I absolutely love Beatty’s Chocolate Cake. I used it as a base when I took cake decorating classes and have loved it ever since.

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    Lynna — April 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    i would love to buy a pie pan with the gift card!

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    Carrie B. — April 22, 2012 at 8:16 am

    It is time to get a larger food processor. I have been avoiding recipes because I have to do small batches in my little chopper/processor. There is this blue cheese and fig cookie recipe that would be my first endeavor…

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    Amanda Thompson — April 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I love all of those stores ~ it would be hard to pick!! I would probably buy cookbooks with the Amazon gift card or use one towards the All-Clad Omelette Pan at Williams-Sonoma.

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    sarah@spinachandspice — April 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I would use the giftcard towards a kitchenaid stand mixer! Happy 2 years!

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    Flor — April 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    HI!
    If I won I would put that towards the purchase of an ice cream attachement for my Kitchen Aid or towards a food processor! Thanks!

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    Shane R. — April 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    following on twitter @shanerus and tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/shanerus/status/194178495084109825

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    Shane R. — April 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    If I got the Amazon gift card I’d use it to buy some baking supplies

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    BarbiJ — April 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    If I was lucky enough to win a gift card I would buy me another cupcake pan and some cute baking dishes from Target. Thank you!

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    sharonjo — April 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I have a Cuisinart Immersion Blender on my wish list so I’d definitely be able to get one if I’m lucky enough to win!

    Thank you for the lovely, generous giveaway and congratulations on your 2 years’ anniversary.

    That buttercream frosting is very intriguing; I may have to give it a try. I’ve never used chile powder or cayenne in a sweet confection.

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    sharonjo — April 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I follow you on twitter @sharonjo2
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/sharonjo2/status/194270293877981185

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    anash — April 23, 2012 at 5:15 am

    I follow you on twitter @anashct3
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/anashct3/status/194383688102985728v

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    anash — April 23, 2012 at 5:16 am

    i would get donut pans, tube pans ! Thanks for a super giveaway!

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    Myrtle — April 23, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Wow! these blog is mouth watery. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’ll try these on weekend. My kid will be happy for these.

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    Dana — April 23, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I would use it towards the purchase of a Vita-Mix at Williams Sonoma.

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    Michelle M — April 23, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I would use it towards a new Mixer on Amazon!

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    Minnesota Prairie Roots — April 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    New pots and pans. Definitely. I am still cooking with the same hideous, horrible brown kettles and frying pans I purchased more than 30 years ago, in my single days. They were affordable budget kitchenware that, after all those decades, is showing its age with wobbly handles…and, well, I won’t get into the other details.

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    Mercedes — April 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This cake looks so yummy! I love anything with spicy chocolate! Congratulations on 2 years! I would probably choose the amazon card because I am always buying random ingredients, tools or cookbooks!

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    Mercedes — April 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I Like Farmgirl;s Dabbles on FB!

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    cluttercafe — April 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Ooohhhh I want one of those seltzer water maker thingies

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    cluttercafe — April 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I like you on FB!

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    Charissa — April 23, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I would love to buy a cereal bowl that keeps the cereal and the milk separate from Amazon! I like crunchy cereal!

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — April 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Happy Anniversary!
    I’d choose Williams-Sonoma I really need a new thermometer (meat) and while I’m there I’m sure I will find lots of other goodies!

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    Marilyn Poirier — April 24, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I would love a new set of bakeware.

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    Lisa | With Style and Grace — April 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Oh my that is a GORGEOUS cake!! And what a cutie-pie, I might add!

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    Jessica Oropallo — April 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I would probably buy a new foodprocessor and some other new gadget. I follow you on Facebook.

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    Pin — April 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I would get the Everyday IPA home beer making kit for my boyfriend’s birthday!

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    Pin — April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Oops– I forgot to say where from: Williams-Sonoma. They have a summer wheat kit, too!

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    Liz — April 25, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Wow! these mouthwatering post is perfect for my son’s coming birthday. Hope to win the delish cake.

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    lariane — April 25, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Yummy post. These post made me hungry. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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    Mary — April 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Since we are just about to close on a house that doesn’t have the largest kitchen we are looking to buy a kitchen island and all sorts of storage containers for food for a clutter-free kitchen!

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    Kimi — April 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I would get some storage items and baking items.

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    Mary@FitandFed — April 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Hi! I’m not here today for the giveaway but for the recipe. Though I had to bypass all your cute mini-desserts this time to do it, I wanted to see what was in that chili-chocolate frosting because it sounds right up my alley. It looks really good, kind of a Mexican chocolate flavor with even a little more hot spicing than that. And so interesting that it has both dark chocolate and white chocolate. So thanks for that! And congratulations on your two year blog anniversary, what a extensive recipe box you’ve made in that time!

    • Brenda replied on May 8th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary! If you give this recipe a try, I’d love to know what you think about it!

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    Amber — April 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I would get those adorable mickey and minnie mouse bowls at Target for a Disney theme party.

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    Jane Sumter — April 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Hey Afarmgirlsdabbles,
    I take your point, Chocolate cakes are voted the most popular desserts ever all over the world. There are many variations of chocolate cake recipe, but a plain chocolate cake with a little twist is all you need most of the time to earn lots of praise for the dessert at your dinner party. Here is a simple and easy to prepare plain chocolate cake recipe that is a delight to look at as well as to eat.
    I’ll be back to read more next time

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    Deanna G. — April 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I’d love to get a new blender! :)

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    Deanna G. — April 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I follow A Farmgirl’s Dabbles on Facebook(Deanna Cali) & I shared the giveaway:

    https://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87/posts/423292904366958

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    Rosemary — April 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This cake looks heavenly! I would probably purchase more baking supplies from Williams Sonoma or Amazon, love those stores :)

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    Jan — April 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Williams-Sonoma has heavenly looking things don’t they? But I think I would pick Amazon because I would like to try a spice called Garam Masala.. I can’t seem to find it. I would also like some good balsamic vinegar….. mmmmmm.. Amazon would fit the ticket. Now for this cake you’ve shown us. IT LOOKS DELISIOUS… Truely enjoy your blog.. Thank you….

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    Nancy — April 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Mini muffin pans!!!

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    Rosemary — April 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I follow you on facebook and just shared about this giveaway: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosies-Country-Baking/155551561166160?ref=tn_tnmn

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    Nancy — April 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I am sure I did this wrong.. but I tried Nancy Bateman shared a link via A Farmgirl’s Dabbles.

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    Penelope White — April 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I would put the gift card towards the purchase price of a convection oven with a rotisserie function, so I could still bake and roast in the summer without heating up my kitchen

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    Penelope White — April 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2012/04/19/dark-chocolate-cake-with-chile-chocolate-buttercream-2-years-a-giveaway/

    This is to let you know I shared the link for the recipe and giveaway on my FB page. Hope I did this correctly since I am new to Apple computers.

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    Terri Betz — April 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I’d buy some new spices & fancy bacon! Splurges for us!
    Blue Strong on Facebook

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    Suze from OR — April 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Some Giada products at Target!!!!Congrats on 2 years!!!

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    Terri Betz — April 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I follow A Farmgirl’s Dabbles on Facebook as Blue Strong

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    Terri Betz — April 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Shared on Facebook as Blue Strong

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    Penelope White — April 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/penelope.a.white/posts/288733954546550?notif_t=share_comment

    I think this is what I was supposed to copy and not what I copied before to show you I had shared your link about the recipe and the giveaway. Sorry! Hope I got it right this time.

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    Karyn - Pint Sized Baker — April 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I’d love new pans and dessert plates. I can always find something fun at these stores!

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    Karyn - Pint Sized Baker — April 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Started following you and Just tweeted it @PintSizedBaker

    I already follow you on FB :)

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    Heather — April 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I would put it towards my first Le Creuset! Congrats on 2 years…I’m so glad I found your blog! (Thanks for sharing!)

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    Carmen — April 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I have been wanting to get some truffle molds. Would prefer silicone ones so I could use them for my homemade caramels

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    Amanda — April 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    My mom put a link on facebook and I just had to check out your cake receipe! Sounds super yummy! I would probably get baking supplies at Target. I really enjoyed your website, very cute.Thank you for sharing and congrats on 2 years.

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    sue — April 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    That cake looks soooo good!!!! I really need to buy a bundt pan and a cake stand… :) Happy birthday!

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    Rachel@Time for Good Food — April 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Hmmm … tough call. I think I would buy some new baking gadgets! Your cake looks amazing, by the way.

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    Melissa — April 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    It would be wonderful to get some sharp knives with this giveaway! Congrats on 2 years! Love your blog!

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    Melissa — April 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I follow you on Twitter, which is how I found out about this giveaway!

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    Tim in TN — April 30, 2012 at 2:25 am

    The chocolate cakes looks fantastic. The frosting has a beautiful old-fashioned bakery pattern, I hope I can duplicate. That said, I’ve had my eye on the BAKED cookbook at Amazon.

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    Jenny — April 30, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I would get some cookbooks from amazon – or some cooking items from Williams Sonoma!

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    Jenny — April 30, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I follow you on twitter @icywit

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    Rosalyn — April 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I liked you on facebook

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    Rosalyn — April 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I would love to win your giveaway. :) And I can’t wait to try your recipe for chocolate cake!
    I just discovered your blog today, through Tasty Kitchen, and will be browsing some more!

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    Angie — April 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I have a number of items on my kitchen wish list that could be fulfilled. Some of them include: a salad spinner, a micro-plane, an immersion blender…even a nice glass measuring cup like my mom has. :) Thanks for this wonderful giveaway and congratulations on 2 years! What a wonderful online space you have created!

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    Angie — April 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I have liked A Farmgirl’s Dabbles on Facebook!

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    Stacie S — April 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    My kitchen is in desperate need of an immersion blender. That’s what the giveaway gift certifical would go towards!

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    Trish — May 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Not sure… before I can buy more kitchen stuff I need to buy an island or breakfast cart for more storage in my kitchen!

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    Caitlin — May 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I just bought a dutch oven last weekend, so that’s out, but I do want to get some silicone muffin “tins” (I have no idea what to call them since they’re silicone)!

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    daniela — May 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Hello! I am here just to tell you that this cake look DIVINE! I am ashamed to say that I only discovered ‘spiced up’ chocolate a little over a year ago. And it is the best! It takes the chocolate to a completely new level and makes it so much more satisfying! I will make this cake, I don’t know when because I have a very long list piling up of must make recipes, but this is definitively going on it!!

    • Brenda replied on May 8th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      I hope you like this cake, Daniela – it’s one of my very favorites! :)

      • daniela replied on May 8th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        I just made this cake today. I couldn’t wait any longer! I used a different chocolate cake but used your buttercream, and this is THE BEST buttercream I have ever had. I just love it, thank you!

        • Brenda replied on May 9th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

          Oh YAY!! That buttercream…I just can’t help myself!! Thanks for taking the time to come back & let me know. :)

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    donna — August 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Brenda, Wanted to let you know that my daughter made this cake for our annual Cinco de Mayo party and it was the talk of the party!! Wait til your little ones are old enough to help with serious party preparations……it is great! I am now making the cake for a Lingerie Shower.. the theme is HOT! HOT! HOT! is what Amanda will look like in the lingerie she receives. So the food theme is Mexican and of course we have to have that yummy cake!! Thanks for lots of great recipes

    • Brenda replied on August 6th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      I’m so happy you liked this cake. That frosting is so addictive!!!

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    Amy — May 9, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    My husband and I used to go to a restaurant in Grand Forks, ND that served a chocolate cake with a chocolate chili frosting. We missed it once we moved out of the area and we’ve been searching for a similar recipe since. This one is almost exactly what we remembered. The cake isn’t too sweet and the frosting has an interesting depth of flavors but wouldn’t be what we consider spicy.

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    Keith — December 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    My daughter made this for my 62nd birthday afte I requested it some time back. It was AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.

    • Brenda replied on December 10th, 2013 at 10:33 am

      That’s so AWESOME to know, Keith. Thank you so much for writing. (And now I’m craving this cake…it’s one of my favorites!)

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    Kim — February 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Thanks! I just made this cake for a party and it was delicious. Easily got 16 slices from it. My tweaks were to add more cinnamon and use a little less cayenne. Next time I would still add more cinnamon but use the suggested amount of cayenne. The little extra bite would have been nice. I also added a layer of thinly sliced mango with the frosting between the layers.I would do that again – adds a nice brightness to the richness of the super rich buttercream.

    (I had seen the original Food and Wine recipe before finding yours, and I agree, the cinnamon cake in that recipe seemed uninteresting.)

    • Brenda replied on February 12th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      I just love this cake, and am so glad you liked it, too! (and like knowing that you found the original cinnamon cake uninteresting!!)

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