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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

I made it!


What???

Lucretia Noble's White Chocolate Fudge Cake! (Lucretia is wife to Pastor Perry Noble, Lead Pastor of Newspring Church, Anderson, SC) My friend Pastor Tara and I read Perry's blog daily -- I highly recommend it! And he has highly recommended his wife's cake to everyone near and far. I mean the man RAVES about this cake like it's so good it could make a tadpole slap a whale. Seriously. So he put the recipe on his blog and Tara decided to go for it and make it and she too raved about it. You can read about her experience with making it here. So I said, "I've gotta see for myself what's going on here..."

I decided to make the cake tonight in preparation for a special ladies night I'm having at my home tomorrow night. We are having a dinner and I have lots of people coming over and I decided this would be the perfect time to try out this recipe. (If it flopped we'll still have plenty of other things but it doesn't look like it's going to be a flop in the least!) Just the icing tastes AWESOME. It makes a ton of icing so there's lots left over and I had some as well as Dustin and Casey, Jordan and Savanna. I can't wait to taste the finished product. I'll let you know what the ladies say about it! Here's the recipe:

LUCRETIA NOBLE'S WHITE CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE

CAKE:

1 box white cake mix
water
vegetable oil
eggs
(these three things above are dependent upon what the box mix calls for.)

1 package white chocolate pudding
1 tsp vanilla
3 oz melted white chocolate

ICING:

1 can vanilla icing
3 oz. melted white chocolate
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz cool whip

FUDGE FILLING:

1/4 c powdered sugar
6 oz melted chocolate ( semi-sweet or milk)
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp lt corn syrup

DIRECTIONS:

Make icing first. Mix can of icing and white chocolate. Then add vanilla and lastly, mix in thawed cool whip by hand. Allow icing to refrigerate while making other layers.

Make fudge filling next. Heat butter until melted and then stir in melted chocolate. Stir in corn syrup. Lastly, stir in sifted powdered sugar to warm mixture. Allow filling to refrigerate while making cake.

Prepare cake mix according to directions on the box. Mix in vanilla, pudding powder, and melted white chocolate. Place cake batter evenly into 2 greased, round cake pans. Cook per directions on cake mix box. Allow cake layers to cool before putting cake together.

Putting it all together - 1st cake layer, fudge filling, 2nd cake layer, and then ice entire cake. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.

CAUTIONS FROM LUCRETIA:

1) icing and filling need to be firm enough to stay on cake but soft enough to spread easily

2) make sure melted chocolates are mixed in well

3) make sure powdered sugar is sifted and mixed in well

4) I usually do not use all fudge filling in 2 layer cake. You can but fudge layer is fairly thick if you do.

5) I usually do not use all icing on 2 layer cake as it is also thick if you do, but some people like thick icing.


ALTERNATIVE: Above recipe makes average size 2 layer cake. Can double cake mixture and make deluxe size 3 layer cake with 2 fudge filling layers between each cake layer. I do not double icing and filling recipe if I make 3 layer cake, but if you like thick fudge and icing layers then you would need to double those also.

Comments

Melissa Davis said…
PD it looks absolutely delicious! No fair - I dont get any, me soooo sad!

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