Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Movie About Chocolate Cake.

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day.
Four years ago, my friend Shanda posted about National Chocolate Cake Day...
..she told us all to bake a chocolate cake and post about it.

Every year since, we've made a chocolate cake!

This year....we created a movie.
It's nominated for an Oscar by the way.

Our Chocolate Cake Recipe.
I found it in the "Made From Scratch" Gooseberry Patch cook book 10 years ago.
It's my absolute favorite. It's very simple and easy to make.

If you're not wanting a cake...you can use the same recipe for cupcakes as well.

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

1 c. softened butter
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 c. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 3/4 c. milk {I use buttermilk....it's SO much better in cake!}

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy.
Add eggs; beat well. Add rest of ingredients. {flour last of course}
Divide evenly into 3 {we only use 2} 9" round cake pans.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes in pan. When completely cool, frost with fudge frosting.

Fudge Frosting
1 c. softened butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. baking cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla
4-5 T milk

Combine all of the above ingredients together in a large mixing bowl;
beat with electric mixer until smooth.

Happy Chocolate Cake Day.


  1. Now that is just the cutest video I have ever seen. My girls got a huge kick out of it and now they are singing the song. :)

  2. oh my, that just put the biggest smile on my face. I laughed too. Thank you, and your merry band of bakers!! I just want to kiss the tambourine player, he is the cutest.
    I didn't even know it was chocolate cake day, but I must have sensed it, since I made a chocolate cinnamon muffin in a mug for breakfast.

  3. That's the most adorable thing I've ever seen!!

  4. O my goodness, that is the cutest video! I just really want to go bake a cake and eat it now ;)

  5. Love love the video! You guys I think have too much time on your hands ;)

  6. So so cute! Love ��

  7. Sorry those were suppose to be hearts that did not turn out :) you've got the cutest kids!

  8. That baby is so talented. Wonder where he gets it? :D <3

  9. Luuuurve it!!! The lighting, when you are mixing, is amazing! Frankie's little smile had Trey and I giggling AND he is so excited because today it's his daddy's birthday so guess what we will be baking?!?! Ha! Xo-Chris