My bead table looks, seriously, sadly, exactly the same as last Wednesday.  And this is the project for today...a certain almost 11 year old's birthday cake.  So I thought I would share that, and more importantly, the recipe.

My "helpful" assistant.

This is a double recipe, to become ice-skate-shaped since that's
 what we'll be doing for the birthday party.

Decorating supplies at the ready.

Here is the recipe - it is a NO FAIL made from scratch chocolate cake that I have used as a sheet cake, cupcakes, and layer cake.  It is impossible to mess up and always tasty.  If you have basic baking supplies and a cold cup of coffee you can make this for those last minute, oops-I-forgot-I-promised-to-bring-in-cupcakes-tomorrow emergencies.  The only caveat is that it's moist and therefore crumby, so can be hard to frost if you want crumb free perfection. 

Grandma Simpson's No Fail Chocolate Cake

2 Eggs
1 Cup Oil
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Cold Coffee
2 Cups Sugar
2/3 Cup Cocoa
2 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Vanilla

Mix together until well blended.  Pour into lightly greased pan.  Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour or until a cake tester, when inserted, comes out clean.  (Obviously cupcakes will cook faster)


One Comment

  1. Hey do wear many hats, and now adding a baker to the list! When I was your daughter's age, I loved to ice skate as well. Your cake is going to be a hit at the party. Thank you for sharing a tried and true recipe...I'm always on the lookout for a good trusty recipe (especially when it involves chocolate!).


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