Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cake Is Good Food

I have an obsession with cake. I like to make cake, and I like to eat cake. This past weekend I attended a shower at which there was cake. Right about when I was ready to have my slice, someone put a notebook in my hand and said, "Could you please record all the gifts?" There were so many gifts that I absolutely could not stop for one minute to get cake, and by the time my job was done, the cake was gone. That was so wrong.

The problem with cake is that it so often looks amazing but is actually kind of disappointing. (Thinking like that helps me to cope with cake losses like my most recent one.) This cake, however, will not disappoint. I cut it into slices for transporting purposes, and also because I could snag a few slices for my family before I took it to whatever event I was taking it to.

Triple Chocolate Cake

1 box of devil's food cake mix
4-1/2 oz. package of instant chocolate pudding mix
1-3/4 cup milk
12-oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
powdered sugar for the top

Preheat oven to 350. Combine everything except the powdered sugar in a bowl. Mix by hand until well blended. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until it springs back. Cool and then turn out onto serving plate and spring powdered sugar on top.

I made this apple cider cake (above) a few weeks ago when Jesse was home from college. He and his friends actually devoured the entire cake in one night. I did get enough to say that it was, indeed, delicious. I used the recipe here at Eat at Home.

Laurel practiced her cake-decorating skills on this mocha cake. I found this recipe at Life in Grace, and it is truly delicious. Kind of a lot of work to get all those little swirlies on top, but hopefully you have a youngster who enjoys doing such things. I'm more of a gimme-a-knife kind of icing girl.

I have a bunch more cake recipes bookmarked that I want to try. The problem is that I rarely make cakes just to eat at home; I need an event in order to make a cake. The obvious reason for this is that I, like many mothers, will end up eating at least half of the cake if I make it for my family. (Unless Jesse is home from college. I can always depend on him to eat half a cake. But he is 6'1" and weighs like 75 lbs, so he can afford to eat half a cake.)

Here are some more on my list:
Darn Good Chocolate Cake Drizzled in White Chocolate at Simply Sweet Home
Cranberry Cake with Warm Vanilla Butter Sauce at Make It and Love It
Tres Leches Cake at Pioneer Woman
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake at Pioneer Woman

Do you have a cake recipe I need to try? Tell me, please!

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  1. Oh, I love cake too! One of my favs is "Better Than Sex" Cake...and I think it lives up to its name...most of the time... (hee! hee!)

  2. My family doesn't like cake and chooses something else for birthday celebrations. Maybe because I never had your recipes? These look delicious!

  3. How sad to miss out entirely on the cake! I totally agree with the disappointing aspect of many cakes. Why is it that we need an event to make a cake? I'm the same way...

  4. I think I will have to try to make the first recipe for the chocolate cake. It sounds really good!

  5. sending you two recipes.
    one is nantucket cranberry cake...works for a beautiful dessert doubles for a yummy breakfast.
    two is cake balls. ingredients are a shocker and they look like they came from a specialty bakery!

  6. Yum! Dh always makes me a cake for Thanksgiving because my birthday is the 26th. I think I'm going to have him make that triple chocolate cake.

  7. There is a 4 layer pumpkin cake at kraftfoods...it is awesome!


  8. You must never post anything like this again with pictures! It is too cruel. . .

    Did you know that Pioneer Woman will be on Throwdown with Bobby Flay this Wednesday at 9pm? I have it on TiVo already. :-)


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