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Monday, March 28, 2016

Pregnancy Cravings: Yellow Cake with Strawberries and Chocolate Frosting...

Morning lovelies! I hope you are all doing well this Monday morning and that your Easter weekend was filled with love and joy. We had fun with family, celebrating the resurrection of our Savior. It was a good time. I'll be sure to share pictures soon.

A few days before Easter weekend, I had another pregnancy craving hit me hard. This was one that I had been trying to push aside, but after a few days I decided to give in. I was craving something with chocolate frosting. I was feeling pretty adventurous, so I decided to make a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. This cake was quick to whip together and the frosting is one of my favorites! I added some strawberries in for fun.

I made a two layer cake. In between my two layers of cake were a layer of chocolate frosting, sliced strawberries with a light sprinkle of sugar, and then another layer of chocolate frosting. Once I added my top layer of cake, I used the rest of my frosting for the top and sides. I still had some strawberries leftover, so I sliced a few for a fun topping. The kids requested chocolate sprinkles, so that is what is on top of the cake, in the center of the strawberries.

This cake came together rather quickly and was such a fun treat. I definitely had to take some papaya enzyme (for heartburn) for this sweet baby, but it was oh so worth it ;)

Quick Yellow Cake 
(From my Kitchenaid manual)

2 1/4 all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add shortening, vanilla, and milk. Mix well. Scrap sides of bowl. Add eggs and mix well again. Pour batter into two greased 8- or 9- inch round baking pans. Bake at 350' for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of cake. Cool completely on a wired rack.

One Bowl Buttercream Chocolate Frosting

6 tbl shortening or butter
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Beat all ingredients in a bowl. Add extra milk to reach desired consistency. Makes about 2 cups of frosting.


XO Danielle

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