Today is officially Chocolate Cake Day. Did you know? Well now you have an excuse to partake in one. We were very fortunate that Child #2 decided to make Grandpa’s Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake all on her own. Usually we make it together, but I, like everyone else besides Child #2 is suffering from one malady or another.
Child #4 tested positive for COVID on Monday. The rest of us were tested on Tuesday and got negative results. However, Child #1 brought home a lovely flu from her workplace. So now Children #’s 1 and 3 have said flu while Child #2 has escaped for now and I am fighting a losing battle to it. Mmmhmm…you see why we needed cake today?
My thought was to share the lovely chocolate frosting that Child #2 made for the cake. However, if you have worked with frostings before, you are aware that it is a quite inexact process. Here is what I can tell you:
Wonderful Chocolate Frosting
1/2 pound real butter, softened
2 tsp. real vanilla
3 cups (approx.) powdered sugar
1/2 cup (approx.) cocoa
Mix slowly with handheld mixer until all ingredients are incorporated. Add more cocoa or powdered sugar if too runny; add a tiny bit of milk if too dry. Work with it until you get it just right; you’ll know. Then spread it on your delicious cake!
A Special Note:
If you are making a two-layer cake, one of the best fillings we have found is Smuckers tart cherry jam.
The entries for “It was a dark and stormy night” challenge are due tonight!