Showing posts with label cooking with children. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cooking with children. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Easy Chocolate Chip Cake, Part 2

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It’s been an interesting summer around the Adams/Craig household.

My son has been away for almost all of the summer break so far. He’s the one who’s the eating machine in our home. No food stands a chance against a 14 year old boy.

It’s given my daughter and me the luxury of cooking some food that won’t be gone by the time we finish cooking it!

My daughter really enjoys the whole cooking process and has brought some of the fun of it back to me (I tend to be wildly busy, throwing ingredients together like a madwoman.)

Recently, she went through the entire process herself. She found one of my recipes that she wanted to cook, rode to the store with me, found the ingredients, mixed them all up, and put it in the oven. I tried to stay on the sidelines.

The reason why the cake she chose is a Part 2 (as the title of the post states) is because Krista made an absolutely fabulous chocolate chip coffee cake just a week ago! My daughter would like to try that one, too. :)

The one I’m sharing today is slightly different from Krista’s cake (and it’s got a lot more ‘cheats’ in it, like cake mix…which means it might be a good choice for cooks under the age of 10, which is what we have here.) My daughter was able to make it entirely herself, although at one point I did make sure that she’d stirred all the lumps out of the batter. She had—it was just me being Type A!

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cake

1 yellow cake mix with pudding included
1 small box instant pudding
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
8 oz. container sour cream (I did use light)
4 eggs
6 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
Mix the cake mix, instant pudding mix, and sugar together. Then add the remaining ingredients. Cook for 1 hour at 350.

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It’s very simple, and very moist. My daughter enjoyed it for a couple of days…just little bites here and there. Then my son came back from a week away and ate it in a day. :) Sigh.

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