Wednesday, 11 May 2016

WOYWW 362 - an uninteresting desk, a wacky cake and Sevilla

Hello deskers all over the world,

I'm back again to join in and show my desk.
Not very spectacular, but I would like to direct your attention to the barely visible gas heater on the right. Yes, this is southern Spain, and yes, it's bloomin' cold!
Just behind the lamp is an electronic thermometer. It reads 12 degrees C out and 21 or so inside. Also against the back wall are the postcards I received last week and the postcards on top of my (closed) laptop are still to be registered and scanned and uploaded on Flickr etc.

The printout is a recipe of a chocolate cake without butter or eggs. I came across it the other day and decided to have a go. It was the nicest, yummiest cake I have made for a long time:
It's called Chocolate Crazy Cake. Click on this name and it will link you to Sweet Little Bluebird's site. And here is the really super easy way of making it:
I doubled the quantities for my 26" tin.

I missed last week as we were on a road trip to Portugal. We stopped in Seville for a few days. What a great city. Here are a few pics (quickly, as Mrs Dunnit doesn't like long posts):
The Plaza de España. Every province in Spain (and there are 48 in total) has a section like this. Of course we had to visit 'our' province Granada.
Some grafitti,
And moi in one of the many beautiful parks in Seville.

That's it from me today. I'm going to link up with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday at Julia's Stamping Ground. I hope you will join me and show your desk too.

Happy WOYWW,


  1. Love your photos. I've always wanted to visit that part of Spain and also Portugal too. And thanks for the reminder about this cake. My aunt used to make this when I was a kid and I want to make it to bring back those good memories. Happy Wednesday.

  2. That Cake looks so yummy !!! Your walk through the park looks like they had fantastic gardens so pretty
    hugs Nikki ??

  3. what a gorgeous looking cake! Seville looks beautiful, love to see where people live or visit. Share away!! Helen #3

  4. seems i have to put seville on my traveling list... awesome photos! and i will have to look up the making of this cake - could be my choice for this Weekend.
    as for the Starbucks subscription: my BIL will get a Special Kind of varying roast (pack of beans) each month, one year Long. i´m curious what he will Report after that year.
    have a great week, lisca!

  5. All the warmth has fled to the UK, that's why - it was 27C here on Sunday!! Lovely pics of Seville, that's on my bucket list for sure. And that cake sounds fab, I'm off to check out the link right now!
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xxx

  6. I could do with a bit of fine weather - Oh I forgot we've had 2 days this year. Looks like you had a good time and then you made cake! I will now have to go and get coffee and a chocolate biscuit as you have made me feel peckish x Have a happy week x Jackie 22

  7. Cold in Spain and pouring down here in England! We had our two days of summer over the weekend! Madness isn't it?
    Here's to warmer drier days for us all.
    Annie x #12

  8. Moisture laden air - not actually raining, but can hardly see out 'cos of the misty look - here in Wales, too. Has been extremely warm here this week, but a lot cooler today. Well, that cake looks something else! I must give it a go - if it works well in my oven it is something to add to the repertoire for church cake needs!!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  9. I guess we had your sunshiny last week here in the UK as it was bloomin' HOT. Back to rain now but the garden needed it. Amazing graffiti. Happy WOYWW BJ#26

  10. I'm so glad you shared that choc cake recipe....I think my 4 yo Grand Boy would enjoy making that with me! And the beautiful FLOWERS....gorgeous:) And that's pretty fab graffiti, too...... & boo to cold weather - it's coming here...... insert sad face!!!

  11. I like long posts Lisca, with lots of photos, because then we have something to comment on! Well, Britain was warmer last weekend than anywhere in Europe! Your cake looks so delicious - must try! And your photos of Seville are beautiful! I especially like the pink blossom! Have a great week! zsuzsa #35

  12. Hi Lisca, I did wonder where abouts you were, as we visited Valencia, then Palma de Mallorca, where we flew home from. Your pics of Seville are lovely, so vibrant. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #11 xx

  13. Well, lots to see today, and I like long posts with lots of pictures. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Susanne #48

  14. Wonderful pictures! Brrr...chilly. I actually turned on my little heater the other day. I think it feels colder as the temperature is just going up and down. One day windows open, next day heat on. At least I know warmer weather is coming and that's what keeps me going!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Sharon K #40

  15. Fab desk, cake and pix .... so sorry to hear you are so cold where you are

    Happy WOYWW

    No. 34

  16. Hello Lisca. love your desk and I have a space heater in mine that I hide under my darling husbands desk. I feel you with the cold it is 10 Celsius here and cold winds again I am thinking of put the heat on again as I work in basement. Oh I love the cake just sat looking at the screen thinking how nice it would be to have a piece....might have to do some baking which would warm me up. Going to have to take a look at the recipe. Have a fantastic week.Hugs~Anne L #9 also that's for the visit earlier

  17. I nearly missed it myself today as we stayed longer at our caravan in the Lake District than planned, the weather was so nice.
    Looks like you had a super time.
    Lynn 52 xx

  18. Love the pics of your trip! That's about the only way I get to visit other countries! We're getting quite warm, tomorrow is supposed to be 100*F. Yep, the air conditioner is on. The cake looks delish but I'm trying to drop a few pounds, but have made cupcakes for hubby's lunch box. Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great day!
    Carol N #39

  19. Hi Lisca, Hope you are keeping toasty.

    Lovely photo of you with the beautiful flowers.

    The crazy cake looks worth a try.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  20. It is a funny world! Cold in Spain and warm in Germany! Normally it is the other way round.
    Your cake looks worth a try, I like it easy.
    I love your photo with the Bougainvilleae in Seville. Gorgeous!
    Gabriele 15

  21. super pictures of your trip. That cake look yummy. I will have to give it a try.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #31

  22. Hi Lisca, I will call back to have abetter look at the cake as it looks really good. Pleased you had a nice time away, lovely photos. Thanks for the visit to mine and wishing you a great woyww, Angela x23

  23. What gorgeous pics from your trip. Hope you get warm soon. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV 41

  24. Lisca, lovely photos of your trip! Thank you for sharing. I just recently printed off a triple brownie recipe, and made them for Bible study. Everyone loved them, and I had to print off the recipe for all of them. So fun to find new recipes. Thanks for your earlier visit. #43

  25. Such lovely pictures from your trip and that cake looks yummy. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
    April #38

  26. I hope temperatures will get better... we had nice, sunny weather in the Netherlands last week; something I needed! The photos are lovely and I am in ooh and awe over the graffitti!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, hug from Holland. Marit #25

  27. Hiya Lisca ... thanks for popping by my blog yesterday! Afraid I am not super organised at all ... just determined, this year, not to get myself into such a tizz in the lead up to Christmas when crafting becomes a chore rather than something to be enjoyed. For several years I have been saying "next year will be different" ... and this year it will be!
    If you go to my profile you can find my email address there I think as others have been in touch but my email address is so do please send me your postal address and I will get an ATC off to you on, or soonest after the 25th. Love to you, Debbie xXx

  28. Your trip looks wonderful - I've never visited Spain but would love to go. I hope your weather soon warms up - we are probably getting your sunshine over here for once, as it's been positively hot in the UK! I'm off to check out the chocolate cake recipe - it looks delicious - thanks for the link (not that I need more cake recipes!).
    Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by my desk,
    Diana #24

  29. Wow ... it looks like you are having a wonderful time and the pictures are beautiful. My email is
    sandra de @33

  30. That cake you made looks scrumptious! I also love all the marvelous photographs you took during your trip around Spain, a country I hope to visit someday. Blessings, my friend!

  31. Hi there Lisca.. i have that recipe it is called Poor Man's Chocolate cake by my US friend who gave it to me in the h1970's so there you are and yes it is a great standby easy to make cake!!
    I also make egg-less pancakes, I have great recipe .. ran out of eggs and found it online.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos too.
    Happy belated WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #18

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  32. Good morning, Lisca. Making my rounds while hubby sleeps. What lovely travels you have had. What chilly temperatures for this time of year you are having. Hot tea sounds like just the thing. Thanks for visiting this week. I'd love to exchange atcs with you. I'll drop my info in your contact form. Creative Blessings! Kelly #42