Baking is a lot of fun, but it’s even more fun when you get to enjoy it with someone else... especially a tiny cute someone else. Before baking with kids I thought “this is gonna be really messy”. Then I remembered that even baking without kids is really messy. Well, at least for me it is. Don’t be afraid to dive in and get dirty, the chocolate will be the reward— along with the fun you’ll both have making it. Plus, just look at how cute those hands are! So let’s make chocolate cake together.
Begin by adding sugar to a bowl. (It helps if you measure and then let them pour)
Now for some flour.
Hershey’s cocoa powder. (this recipe comes from the back of the container)
And stir it all up.
Either get out your hand mixer or dump it all into the bowl of a stand mixer.
Add two eggs (I crack them both into a cup and let her pour)
Milk (her hands are so cute it kills me)
Mix her up.
Pour in boiling water... don’t worry I didn’t let her pour it. (Jeremy and I like to use fresh coffee instead of water when we make it at home).
Prep two cake pans with spray and flour.
Roughly divide the batter between the two. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Use this time to clean up. The good thing is, not only can kids make messes, they can also clean up.
For the frosting: start with melted butter.
You’ll need milk and powdered sugar. Add them alternating 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time, then a third of the milk until it’s all incorporated.
Taste it just to make sure it’s delicious.
Let your cakes cool for 10 minutes in the pans.
Then cool completely on wire racks. I know they’re ugly. I never pop them out well... but the icing will cover it.
Ice, stack, ice.
Decorate. She loves sprinkles.
HersheY’s chocolate cake recipe
-In a large bowl combine all your dry cake ingredients, stir.
-Add all of your wet cake ingredients except the boiling water and mix with a stand or hand mixer.
-Slowly mix in your boiling water.
-Grease and flour two cake pans.
-Divide the batter between the two and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
-Let cakes cool in their pans for ten minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
While your cakes are baking/cooling, make your frosting.
-Melt your butter and add it to the bowl of your mixer with your cocoa powder.
-Mix it till fully combined.
-Mix in one cup of powdered sugar.
-Mix in 1/3 of your milk (not the whole 1/3 of a cup)
-Mix in another cup of powdered sugar.
-Mix in another 1/3 of your milk.
-Mix in your final cup of powdered sugar.
-Mix in the last of the milk.
-Mix in your vanilla.
Frost your cake and decorate as desired.