Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake
From Amy and our "What's For Dinner Wednesday" recipe blog
For Goodness Cake
To say that my daughter has varied interests would be the understatement of the century. She has a long list of activities she enjoys participating in, and they are all over the map. Drama Club? Yep. Ceramics Class? Woo Hoo! Gardening Club? Sure. Softball? Definitely! Bluegrass Fiddle? Yee Haw! Add a little paint or glitter and basic carpentry into that mix, and you get the idea. She is like a box of chocolates, and determination should have been her middle name instead of Jane.
On top of everything else, my daughter loves to cook. It makes sense that she would, given how much of my time I devote to cooking and food-she gets it through osmosis. Her love of cooking goes beyond the usual: she has become obsessed with certain shows on the Food Network. Guys Grocery Games would is one, but she has gone Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs over the Kids Baking Championship.
I admit, I found myself watching with her because it was fascinating. These kids were creating some amazing desserts-all on their own. Well, almost. They had to have had some help. (At least I have to tell myself that so I can feel better, because some of the items they made would have been difficult for most adults...including me.)
Either way, it made my daughter more daring and confident in the kitchen. (Me too!) I let her do more on her own. In fact, since my Dad's Birthday celebration is this Sunday, I am going to let my daughter make Papa Dave's favorite birthday cake...all by herself. ( I will still be monitoring. Giving an 8 year old, with a wild imagination, free reign can be a bit messy!)
Here is the recipe inspired by America's Test Kitchen. I'll let you know how it goes...
Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer CakeGet the recipe...