Thursday, August 11, 2011

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake


The kids start school in less than two weeks, so we are trying to get the most of our last few carefree days. Yesterday after doing some arts and crafts they decided they would like to make a cake for Daddy. We looked through my cookbooks and found a recipe for an old fashioned chocolate that looked super yummy.

The 5 year old was in charge of measuring and pouring, the 3 year old did the mixing. They did a really good job until it was time to wait for the cake to cool before frosting. We had to pull out the boardgames to keep them busy.

They both helped frost the cake and we practiced a new technique I described as
swirling. It involves butter knifes and quick motions making it ideal for little kids. They had a blast and the cake was delicious. Most of all they were very proud of their creation and couldn't wait to show Daddy when he got home.
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11 comments:

Mailbox Moments said...

That is one lucky dad! Yum.

Lesa

CREATIVE MIND said...

Wao..what a yummm..well you know Old I s Gold..so the cake is perfect!

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

My mother made cakes just like that when I was growing up ... I think she probably started my chocolate obsession :) Your beautiful yummy cake brought bake a very happy memory for me. So glad your kids helped, and thankful for board games, right?!?! Thanks for sharing at the linky party.

Hugs,
Mary

Mandi said...

Oh...my...

That's just decadent looking. You're making me wish for a heavenly slice of chocolate cake right now!

I LOVE instagram photos! The best! ;)

Found you on the Foodie Friday hop and following.

Mandi
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Anne Maskell said...

Oh Yum! The kids did a great job. I bet Daddy was thrilled!

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

I've got to tell you, this cake incredible looking! Thank you for linking it up today! I attempted the chocolate cake for my 3 year old's bday and it was soooooo rich. Not too rich for me though. :) http://www.homesandbabies.com
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Mary Grace McNamara said...

Any left? I can be right over! That cake looks delicious, and what a proud moment for the kids when daddy finally got home and they could show him!

MGM

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Air Purifier said...

Mmmm, this looks so good! I can't wait to make this!