The Kids Cook Monday – Simple Chocolate Cake

Cooking With Kids August 1, 2011
Today is my mom’s birthday.  We celebrated last night with a family dinner at our house.  When I started planning the menu, I knew that my dad was grilling steaks and I would be in charge of the rest.  Based on my Bountiful Basket haul, I decided to make roasted tomatillo guacamole and crispy roasted potatoes.  I put together an olive and cheese plate for pre-meal snacking, and prepped a few veggies to throw on the grill with the steaks.  

We were all set!  Except for one thing….the birthday cake.  
Nothing gets me panicked like the task of baking for a special occasion.  I am just NOT a good baker!  I love to cook, but baking is messy.  And precise.  And stressful.  I needed a simple recipe, and I knew just where to find it.  I headed over to How Sweet It Is and found a recipe for Simple, Moist Chocolate Cake.  Thank you Jessica!  Now we were all set.  All I needed were two pairs of little hands to help.
Simple. I like it!

My expert egg-cracker

The birthday girl. Isn’t she pretty?

Time to lick the icing. Can you tell Joe got a haircut while the cake was baking?

Everyone snuck a little frosting

Professional decorating
Happy Birthday!!!
What have you been cooking up with your kids lately?

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