Let Them Eat Cake

Saturday, December 27, 2014

First things first, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I hope your Christmas was filled with good food, friends, family, presents and a lot of joy. And too many cookies. And maybe even some snow. Long story short, I hope your Christmas was as wonderful as you are.

If I've learned anything during this Christmas vacation it's that the only thing better than eating chocolate cake is baking chocolate cake with your mom. 

My mom is the cutest human being on this planet, a domestic goddess, and my favorite person to bake with in this entire world. And she poses for all my pictures while keeping the eye rolling to a minimum. What a woman.

It's Christmas, so tis the season to binge bake while listening to Mariah Carey and Michael Buble 24/7, right? All jokes aside, this chocolate cake is basically why Christmas is my favorite holiday. My dad calls it "the awesomest cake eva". He really has no credibility whatsoever as a food critic, but take his word for it, this cake is good.

Homemade Chocolate Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick margarine or butter
  • 4 tablespoons of Hershey's dry cocoa
  • 1/2 cup crisco oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 

In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar and flour. Set aside. In a saucepan boil the butter, cocoa, crisco oil and water and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and mix. Pour batter into a bundt pan and bake at 350F for 35 minutes.

Chocolate Icing

  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
In a saucepan heat the margarine, milk and cocoa. Bring the ingredients to a boil. Remove the sauce pan from heat and mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour the icing over the cake.

Life's short, so eat dessert first, and remember, calories consumed during the Holiday season don't count. :-)

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9 Happy Thoughts

  1. Now that's a crazy chocolate WONDERFUL cake my friend!

  2. Your mother seems like a magical person and I am thoroughly impressed with her posing skills. You must get your adorableness from her! :) And binge baking+Michael Buble+Mariah Carey = the holiday season! We've been doing that for the past few days making our Christmas treats. Can't go wrong with decorating cookies to the voice of an angel...hope you had a very merry Christmas, darling!!

  3. Oh my goodness you and your family are just the CUTEST. And the cake looks divine. Hope you had the merriest and chocolatiest of the Christmases :)

  4. That looks INCREDIBLE and I love your mum's Christmassy jumper! Your bond with her is so perfect. Hope you had the best Christmas yourself!

  5. mmm, this reminds me a of a cake that my mom would make when I was a kid - complete with the frosting. It looks so tasty and brings back good memories. :)

  6. I'll take your dad's word for it- this cake sounds delicious! I'm crazy for all things chocolate! Hope you had a fab Christmas, too :)

  7. Okay, the only thing better than this chocolate cake is the fact that you made it with your mom. Family time trumps all <3

  8. What an awesome cake! I love that you baked it with you mom. Happy New Year!

  9. Ok that looks amazing. And I love baking with my mom too! It's so fun and nothing beats spending quality family time! I am a teen blogger too! Check out my recipes is you want. :)


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