Dad is Great…He made us Chocolate Cake!

Well, technically, he made Baby a chocolate cake for her birthday, but we all enjoyed it.

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Obviously, given the photo credit, you have to already know my husband did not make the cake you see above.

This is the cake he made.

Oh, and it gets better.

I love that DH tried to bake a chocolate cake and make homemade icing for Baby’s birthday instead of our usual store bought cake. Unfortunately, he forgot to grease the pans, and struggled to remove the cake layers from their pans. The rough texture of the cake made covering it in icing even harder. I give him an A+ for effort though. It was a very sweet gesture.

And I will also state, what the cake lacked in beauty, it made up for in flavor. The cake’s deep chocolatey flavor was delicious, and the icing had a great creamy texture. I would seriously recommend you this recipe if you are looking to make a yummy chocolate cake.

Just remember to grease your pans first.

2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
5 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 3 minutes with an electric mixer.
  5. Stir in the boiling water by hand.
  6. Pour evenly into the two prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.
  1. To make the frosting, use the second set of ingredients.
  2. Cream butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the cocoa and confectioners’ sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla.
  4. Beat to a spreading consistency.
  5. Frost the outside of the cake.

You can find the recipe here from


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicole Cook (@DailyDishRecipe)
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 19:48:52

    Karen that is freaking hilarious. Looks like something my kids would make LMAO. OMG! I hope she enjoyed her cake anyway! That might just be the sweetest thing he could have done for her. And now you have the photo proof, while someday it will make her giggle, it will always help her remember that her daddy loved her and wanted to make her something special. 🙂


  2. Michelle
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 04:35:21

    Love it!


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