Cole's Moveable Feast

Cole's Moveable Feast

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Cake: Updated

I made THIS cake, adapted from the back of the Hershey's cocoa box, for Christmas, and there's no turning back. EVERYONE loved it. And it's only semi-homemade, iced with Pillsbury's chocolate frosting, which contains no dairy.


2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs (egg replacer equivalent)
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water


1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2 Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cookie time!

Whoopie pies Cole can eat. Gingerbread cookies for all. Chocolate sandwich cookies filled with peppermint buttercream and rolled in candy cane pieces. YUM!