Now that I’m the proud owner of the most wonderful stove in the world, I fear this may become a food blog.
Meet Beatty’s Chocolate Cake (courtesy of Ina Garten) which I made for Father’s Day! It’s wonderfully moist with a bit of a mocha flair although not to be confused with mocha cake proper.
Then there’s homeade cheese danish which could very well be the easiest yummy recipe known to man.
And then you can top it with homeade strawberry jelly and fall in love with danish all over again.
homeade cheese danish
Here’s how simple it is: (and I can’t take credit for the recipe)
Preheat oven to 350.
Unfold and press 1 can of crescent rolls into a 9×13 pan.
Mix 2 sticks of softened cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar, 3 egg yolks, and 1 t. vanilla.
Spread this mixture over the crescent rolls and then unfold another can of crescent rolls and lay it on top of the cream cheese mixture.
Brush the top with egg wash (the leftover whites from the mixture) and then sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 35 minutes and cool before slicing.
Enjoy as is or top with preserves.
Serve to your wonderful family!
(Steve modeling his homeade Father’s Day gifts!)

23 comments on “Chocolate Cake and Homeade Cheese Danish”

  1. Oh, I LOVE Ina Garten! You must make her sticky buns and the baked blintzes with fresh blueberry sauce … both from her latest cookbook. OHMYGOODNESS! Heaven! (Both can be prepped the night before and baked the day of – well, I only half-baked the blintzes and finished in the AM but still all the work was done prior to the AM!)

    Can’t wait to see your new kitchen! I’m moving into mine on Friday!!! Whoo, hoo!!!! (We have almost identical cabinets!)

  2. Coolest tie ever! And just his size! My daughter won a snazzy (big as ever) silver watch in one of those toy claw machines at the Skating Rink…gave it to my hubby for Fathers Day. The look on his face was worth gold. The fact that he wore it out to dinner the next night…priceless. 🙂

  3. looks good. i’ve made the cream cheese danish squares for years but i have never put egg yolk in it. hmmm, i’ll have to try that. there are so many things you can do with that recipe – it is amazing! topping with cinnamon and sugar mix, topping with confectioner sugar glaze…..good stuff!

  4. I make the cream cheese dessert all the time. The only difference is I use one egg. It is also a Weight Watchers friendly recipe if you use the “light” cream cream cheese and reduced fat crescent rolls. Only 5 Pts. for Weight watchers.

  5. Thank you for posting the recipes, I have been wanting to try making another Homemade Cake but I hope this turns better than the other one’s LOL. I also Love Cheese Danishes hust don’t like spending the money on the prmde on’s & your right this recipe does look easy.

  6. Girl! I’m thinking I need to find a dessert to make and so I sit down at the computer and instantly get distracted with “I wonder what Edie is up to …” and there it is … the dessert I need:). I can always count on you:). Thank you!! Can’t wait to try it.

    Super sweet photo, btw, and your Father’s Day post was beautiful. Truly beautiful.


  7. Oh my gosh! Those danish’s looked so good, I went out and bought all the stuff to make them last night, and they didn’t disappoint! Yummmm! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Happened across your blog recently, and I love it. The amount of things we have in common is crazy, sister! Tried the danish recipe out last weekend and everyone LOVED it. Thanks for the easy way to impress my new in-laws!

  9. Beatty’s chocolate cake from Ina is without doubt the best chocolate cake ever. It never fails. I am loving looking at pictures of your summer. Winter here in Australia and I need some sunshine.

  10. Oh, I am so happy to read a blog from someone that lives in Houston. You would think
    I lived there, but, no, I am from way up in Central New York State. My daughter was a
    nurse and the Medical Center down there hired her right from the telephone. She lived there, married, had three sons, and then moved up near Dallas.
    I used to love to go down there as my sister married a man from there and they had a place in Sugarland and later in Galveston for over 20 years total.
    I don’t think she will ever come back up North as she has a thing about not liking to wear boots !!! It’s just too cold for all of them, now.

    I am enjoying your blog and also you kitchen. What a wonderful job you did with it.
    Stop by mine anytime -Memories of the Lake – and you will see why I am writing a book here………. I love the lakes.
    I’d love you to be a Follower and I can follow your cooking and fun.
    Have a good evening.

  11. I made the cheese danish this week, soooo yummy! I know you said you can’t take credit for this one, but I gave you a shout on my blog! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great weekend!

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