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We Baked a Cake

D turned two and a half just before Christmas.. I took it as an opportunity to introduce him to the world of baking. He has helped me out in the kitchen before but never have I let him be in control of the process from start to finish minus oven duties.. though he did spend a lot of time at the oven door staring in.





He has yet to grasp the concept of licking.. he just stuffed the whole whisk in his mouth.




He was so tired with all the mixing, licking batter and decorating that when the cake was ready and it was time to dig in he ate a bite, laid down and said no. Ah the life of a baker.

Moist Chocolate Cake from Hershey’s Kitchens

2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Unsweetened Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Whipped Cream Frosting
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
blue food coloring

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Whipped Cream
In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like.  Add in 3 drops of red food coloring and beat until color is distributed.

Note: I used half the recipe and baked two 5in round pans

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29 comments:

Robyn said...

that is my kind of baking (the whisk in my mouth part!!)

jackie jade said...

thanks for visiting my blog - following yours now :) that cake sounds delish and you had such a cute little helper!
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Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

I've never made a homemade cake before. Yours looks delish and made with a great helper.
Happy Bday to D!

s said...

awe how cute and yummy! what a great litto helper!!! xO!
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Unknown said...

Mmhh nom nom nom, looks delicious! :) And D looks so concentrated in the first photo, such a great co-baker! :)

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Leah said...

He's adorable and the cake looks delicious! :) And, yes, you should have another one! ;) We love our new little guy!

Unknown said...

Cute pics :)
And the cake seems so YUMI !

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Diana Marks said...

what a beautiful cake! I bet it was delicious ;)

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Rachael said...

He is so adorable!! That cake sounds so good, I may have to try out that recipe!!

Elisa Zanetti said...

It looks super yummy!
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Amy from Hammering Notes said...

Oh wow... I will definitely try this recipe out! Your son is so beautiful x

Ileana said...

That cake looks delicious!!! Great pics ^^
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My Traveling Troop said...

Awww! What a cute baker! :) I love baking with my kiddo. Perhaps we'll try your cake recipe next!

Loulou said...

How adorable! Looks like the cake turned out well too. The recipe sounds like a good one so I am bookmarking it to try sometime. Nice that you made 1/2 the recipe because that is really all you need sometimes.

Loulou

Iliska Dreams said...

Isn't that how you do it? Stick the hole whisk in your mouth? That's how I do it.

ps such a cutie

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

such a cute photos! and the cake looks delicious :)

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Elle said...

looks delish!! and he is the cutest :)

stylewithoutstyle said...

Hahah he's soo cute :D
This looks great!

M said...

Yummy it sure was! gone quickly

Ruby Hoppen said...

Awww what a cute lil' baker

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Looks like he's having fun licking off the extra. That was always my fav part as a kid.

j said...

That's really cute and so funny that he was too tired to eat the cake.

Corinne said...

Aw, he is so cute, funny he put the whole whisk in his lil mouth!

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Alina said...

How adorable! So cute, the cake looks yummy :)

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Unknown said...

these pictures are super cute.
is it really embarrassing that I still like to lick the whisk like that? :P
xxx

Diana Marks said...

The cake looks delicious!

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Lisa said...

ca à l'air délicieux :)

karen P said...

Looks yummy! I may have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!!

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