We have family visiting us this weekend. My sister/brother-in-law and my adorable nephew. More affectionately known as, noisy penguin, Dr. Pants, and Mr. Poop. My SIL has quite the sweet tooth (much like you-know-who). Remember how I took her on a cupcake tour of Denver last year? I always want to bake with her whenever we're together but sadly, we rarely have time. This time I anticipated our busy schedule and decided to have a cake ready and waiting when the three of them walked in the door.
I was babysitting a couple of Z-cakes' friends this morning which meant that she could play happily in the living room while I had the kitchen all to myself. As much help as Z-cakes is at making bread, she simply has no patience for cakes. "Are you kidding me, mom? You're going to sift that flour three times? Whatever. I'm gonna go put that funnel on my head."
This is a Devil's Food Cake that my sweet friend Charlotte (my baking mentor) taught me how to make. She always refers to it as an "easy little two egg cake," so that is what I call it in my head; The Little Two Egg Cake.
I've made this cake several times and always had great results. Well, except for the time that I took the pans out of the oven and left one of them on top of a burner that was on (what the?). But I don't really count that as a baking failure.
Today was no exception. The cakes puffed up perfectly. My house filled with a decadent chocolate aroma, and both cakes slipped right out of their pans and on to the cooling rack. And all was right with the world.
We have an action packed weekend plan. We will definitely be going to the stock show, probably stopping off at the spice shop, and most likely (deep breath) Casa Bonita. Mercy.
P.S. Anyone care to guess what we'll all be eating for breakfast?