Last night at 9:30, Abby baked 2 chocolate cakes. From scratch. We planned to frost it today.
All morning, before and after church, all the kids were very excited about the prospect of a double-layer homemade chocolate cake waiting at home for us. And we didn’t even have to share!
We got home from church and after lunch, I made the frosting and frosted it. The frosting is delicious and really easy to make, I googled “decadent chocolate frosting” and found this blog. Yum!!!
Here’s the results of the cake:
It looked very nice! The same can’t be said for the kitchen. I had some (*lots) of cleaning up to do. Who knew powdered sugar was so messy?? I think the problem is that we keep it in the bag inside a plastic bag so it’s really hard to get a measuring cup even in the bad, much less fill it up and pull it back out. Needless to say, I was covered by the end of that ordeal as well! 🙂
The recipe I used didn’t make quite enough to fill and cover the cake. So I used this handy little device to convert the recipe to 1/2 and ended up with a little more than I needed. It wasn’t that big of a problem though! 😉 The cool thing about this recipe though is that the ingredients are all every-day ingredients that you know you will have! 🙂 No cream cheese or buttermilk needed. or whipping cream or whatever. However, typically Fischer, we didn’t actually have enough powdered sugar, so I used vanilla icing mix instead which seemed to work fine. It gives it a bit of a more gritty feeling because it has sugar granules in it but it tastes basically the same.
Finished product. It was so so good. And I think that I will have some more for dinner! 🙂 We actually did share our cake because John and I went for a walk with Li and Tess and then they came back to our house. She approved of it as well, I think! 🙂
I was going to run today, but instead I ate cake and went on a walk. It was fun. I didn’t run cause it was so freezing cold and windy! Definitely not a fun running day. What happens is you run and you sweat and then it freezes and you get chilled and then you are freezing for like the rest of the night, even if you take a super-hot shower. Plus, it’s really hard to breathe while running when it’s windy and below-freezing.
Excuses, excuses. 🙂