The Marshmallow made cake today. Cake! How insensitive! Lol.
I don't typically care much for cake but there was something about this cake. First he baked it in too small of a pan so it rose way high. The pieces were like 4" tall and so fluffy...so good.
Then we didn't have any store bought frosting so I told him how to make some and it was a thin, chocolately delicious frosting (and I'm not really a frosting person either).
I'm sensing a trend here. I think I was just ready for something sweet. Not that I was going to eat any.
I was helping him transfer the pieces to something we could store them in and I really still didn't have any intention on eating any of that cake. But then I caved. I had a bite. Then a small piece. Then another small piece. Okay, then the whole piece. Ahhhh. I've not had sugar in a super long time and this was just what the doctor ordered.
And if you need to make a really quick chocolate frosting that's kid-friendly (not too rich), here's a great one (it makes about 2 1/2 cups)
Easy Chocolate Frosting
- 2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons evaporated milk (I just used regular milk and then doubled the vanilla)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.