The You Don’t Need a Cooking Show to Cook Show


I am a cooking show junkie. When offered this assignment, I knew it was right up my alley! I had my daughter record me making a chocolate cake for Thanksgiving. Along with giving the recipe and walking through the preparation step by step, I also added baking tips, a little nostalgia, and advice on nutrition. My son helped me splice the flipcamera segments together.  We then posted the video on YouTube.   Bon appétit!


Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

1 3/4 c. unsifted all-purpose flour,   2 c. sugar,  3/4 c. Hershey’s Cocoa,  1 1/2 t. baking soda,  1 1/2 t. baking powder,  1 t. salt

2 eggs,  1 c. milk,  1/2 c. vegetable oil,  2 t. vanilla,  1 c. boiling water

Combine dry ingredients in large mixer bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; beat at medium speed 2 minutes.  Remove from mixer; stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).  Pour into two greased and floured (I line mine with wax paper) 9″ or three 8″ layer pans or one 13″ x 9″ pan.  Bake at 350◦ for 30-35 minutes for layers, 35-40 minutes for 13 x 9 pan, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes on rack.  Remove from pans; cool completely.

Mocha Frosting

3 1/2 c. confectioners sugar,  1/2 c. cocoa,  1/2 t. salt,  1/3 c. butter (I usually use a whole stick and add a little more sugar and cocoa if too thin),  1/3 c. hot coffee (or hot milk—-I use coffee with a touch of evaporated milk),  1/2 t. vanilla
Combine sugar, cocoa, and salt.  Cream butter and vanilla.  Add sugar mixture alternately with hot coffee, beating til smooth.


About twroemer

I am one lucky gal! I am a mother of 5 amazing kids, 2 grandsons, and a passel of great students at Hillgrove High School. I love all things beautiful---nature, poetry, music...LIFE!
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