My girls love being in the kitchen with me. Stirring, measuring, rolling and mixing are all skills that they have become comfortable with and are quite good at doing. Yes, there is often a thin layer of flour or sugar on the counter when all is said and done but the smiles on their faces and confidence in their step makes the mess worth every inch.
Recently my girls and I decided that we really should make a chocolate cake. We had already made a lovely chicken dinner all together so why not finish it off with a fantastic chocolate cake! I grabbed this recipe from Taste of Home and within 15 minutes the girls and I had placed our cake into the oven. Boom! The hardest part was waiting for it to bake....and then of course cool so we could frost it.
We all agreed that this cake was THE. BEST. ONE bowl chocolate cake we had ever made (even though it was really the first one we had ever made). It was moist, chocolaty and very tasty. A chocolate perfection. The frosting and sprinkles made it extra special as it really could be eaten without such decadence but who eats chocolate cake without frosting? Not our household. Cake and frosting are always paired together.
Grab your kiddos and have some fun in the kitchen baking up this cake. It is truly simple to make. And of course delicious too! Definitely well worth the wait for it to bake, cool and frost.
ONE Bowl Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
(recipe from Taste of Home)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup hot water
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 baking cocoa
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 TBSP milk - to get desired consistency
Sprinkles, chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips - if you wish to make your cake extra special
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x13 pan and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together first 6 ingredients. Add in eggs, oil and buttermilk. Mix well all together and then add in hot water and mix to combine.
Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
Make frosting by beating butter until light and fluffy - about 3 minutes. Add in powdered sugar and then cocoa and vanilla. Add in milk 1 TBSP at a time to achieve desired consistency.
Frost cake and sprinkle with sprinkles, chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips etc. Enjoy!
Happy ONE Bowl Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Baking!