Monday, January 14, 2013

Chocolate (Birthday) Cake

Ok I have been on a baking binge recently!  I kind of realized I love baking, partially because I'm very good at following recipes, and let's admit, baking usually requires an exactness of ingredient quantity and method, which you can give up for creativity in cooking.  Hence I've also realized that I must buy a hand mixer with a dough hook attachment and eventually when I can afford it, a good standing mixer! (as a bribe my mother has offered to buy me one when if I move back to the States).

Here is a chocolate cake I made for my mother's birthday (check out her blog here, and her new book!!) It uses oil and not butter, giving it that delicious moist cake quality I love! So without a heavy frosting it can be a healthier option. If you love chocolate cake you were surely love this, and it's super easy! I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, a beautiful mess, and they've taken the recipe from Ina Garten.