Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Sissy!

Three weeks back was my older sister's birthday.  Our family usually gets together for Family Dinner at my mom's house on Sundays, so for that week's dessert I made sis a very rich and moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.  Can you say yum? Here is Little Miss H taking a look at the finished cake: 

 Little Miss H helped me to make the cake.  She started helping me in the kitchen more and more just after her 2nd birthday and has been asking me to make a cake at least twice a week lately.  She helps herself to my baking cupboard and will bring out mixes, canisters of sugar and flour and bags of chocolate chips if I'm not watching her.  One of these days she's going to just go to town "making" something herself, but as of now she'll just hand me random ingredients and ask to bake.  She's very good at pouring in ingredients, stirring and ever eager to help crack the eggs.  I love that she is learning to enjoy one of my passions. 

So for this cake we started with a box of white cake mix (since it's what we had on hand), added cocoa powder and the secret to moistness- a box of chocolate pudding. We had to add a little extra water since it was so thick.  The frosting recipe I found on Pintrest:  Martha Stewart's Chocolate Frosting.

Everyone agreed that the cake was delicious, but I'm not so sure about having cream cheese in the chocolate frosting. I'd give the cake 5 stars, but the frosting was more like 4 stars.  Little Miss H and her cousin E look like they enjoyed it though, don't you think?


  1. Your cakes are always the best! Yeah the frosting was good, but I liked your non cream cheese frosting better (the Olympic cake!).

  2. Looks can make me a GF cake with cream cheese frosting anytime....xoxoxoxo

  3. Looks delish! (Happy Birthday, Jill!)