Friday, May 10, 2019

From Grandma's Kitchen - Lunch Room Lady's Chocolate Cake

It is Mother's Day weekend, and I plan to fully indulge in all the things I love most!  Movies, both old and new, dinner on the grill, and one of my all time favorites . . . .

THE LUNCH ROOM LADY'S CHOCOLATE CAKE


While it's not my absolute favorite, a recipe I'll share another time, it is one of the easiest and tastiest cakes you can make! And in case you've been following my posts and are wondering if I've forgotten my health goals, that answer is no! But I will say this, for me health is all about balance, so while I am working to reduce my sugar intake, I'm not eliminating it completely. I've done well this week with not eating sweets and limiting sweet drinks, knowing that this weekend is not only Mother's Day, but I am also attending a graduation party for one of Kate's friends tonight, so I've had to be extra good so that I can enjoy both. In moderation of course!

That being said, I will most likely send a good portion of this cake on with Bill for his employees to enjoy, because honestly, I can't trust myself not to eat the entire thing over the course of the next week, and neither Bill or Kate are big on sweets.  It's just that tempting!

So, if you're looking for a quick and simple recipe that tastes like you've spent hours in the kitchen baking, this is your new go-to! 

For the cake;
1 cup of butter
½ cup of cocoa
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
4 tsps of vanilla

For the icing;
¼ cup of softened butter
¼ cup of milk
¼ cup of cocoa
3 cups of powdered sugar
A dash of salt.

Preheat oven to 350° Mix all ingredients together and pour the batter in a 9×13 pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Prepare icing while you let the cake cool. Once cool frost as desired.

Like I said, this cake is so easy, and tastes amazing!  Every time I've made it everyone goes crazy for it!

So what are your plans for celebrating this weekend?  Do you have a quick, simple go-to recipe for such occasions?  If you do, leave a comment and share it with me!

Until then friends, celebrate the ones you love!

Kim

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