I know I bake a lot of sweets. A few people have asked me who eats it all. Well, we do. Every night after dinner we have dessert together. Sometimes it is just Frank and I, you know how those dinners with kids can be. We are lucky to get everyone to sit down at the same time some nights.
I do like to have dessert in the house. Homemade dessert. The reason I do this is because I like to, but I also buy mostly organic baking ingredients. You will not find any chips ahoy, or oreo cookies in this house (unless I am pregnant, then they are MINE!!I don't share).
So, I just don't feel bad about feeding my family a yummy treat every night. I even sometimes substitute organic apple sauce for oil. I find this works best with muffins, and breads.
I don't buy cake mixes anymore either. Well, I shouldn't say anymore, because I just may have a new favorite cake recipe.
Anna likes to sit with me while I flip through my old magazines, and a few weeks ago she spotted yummy chocolate cake. We made it together yesterday, and it is a good one. It does call for a cake mix, and I am sure they have organic ones out there, it just didn't occur to me to check.
You must, must try this!
Rich Chocolate Layer Cake:
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa
1 C mayo
3 large eggs
1 C water
Heat oven to 350, butter two round 8 inch pans. Cut two 8 inch circles out of parchment paper and line the pans, then butter liner
Beat cocoa, cake mix, mayo, eggs and water on low speed, then increase to high and beat for two minutes.
Pour into pans and bake about 35 minutes.
Mix 2 cans chocolate frosting, 1 C. sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 C sweetened coconut, toasted, and 1/4 C chopped almonds toasted.
The recipe says to split the cakes, then frost so you have four layers, but I didn't do that part. I had some frosting left over though.
The next recipe I share with you will be something other than chocolate. Maybe.