My kitchen has been pretty lonely the last few years. When Evan was little, I baked all the time usually with his help. These days, he’d rather play, draw or watch Netflix (Chuck the Truck, anyone?). Regardless, this weekend I was GOING to bake a cake. You see, Friday was Dewey’s birthday and I haven’t made him a cake in forever. I refused to take the easy way out and make a cake that I’d already made before or to default to a cake mix cake (I do make them sometimes….but not this weekend!). Off to the interwebs I went looking for just the right cake.
It took longer than I thought it would. Some had too many nuts (what is up with all the cakes with nuts? I am not really a fan.), some had too many instructions, some needed weird ingredients that required a trip to the store. I wanted a cake that wasn’t too simple in taste but was really simple in the making. I don’t ask for much, do I? In my searching, I found this one bowl chocolate cake. From there I decided to wing it a bit. I added sweet orange/mango marmalade (called Merry Marmalade no less) that we love from the farmer’s market and cream cheese icing to make it a masterpiece of YUM.
Here’s the final result. I hope you enjoy it (we sure are). Dewey said he wants it as his birthday cake from now on and that I am not allowed to change anything….ever.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 582 Saturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 57mg Sodium: 433mg Carbohydrates: 97g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 75g Protein: 6g