Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Nannie!

The kids and I (and Nannie) made a yummy chocolate birthday cake for Nannie.  Kids had a blast stirring and measuring and hiding peanut butter M&Ms deep into the cake batter.  Nate spent the ENTIRE afternoon asking if it was time to eat cake yet and mean mommy kept making him wait until after dinner.  At one point he excitedly exclaimed, "time to cut the cake, I'll get my chainsaw!"  (not sure what that says about my baking abilities...)

Basic Chocolate Cake

2/3 cup butter, softened
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup milk

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beating until smooth after each addition.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 X 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool.

We added a whipped cream and oreo cookie topping.  Delish.

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