Posted on March 10, 2017
Growing up every year for my birthday my Mom made me the same cake, Chocolate with Vanilla Icing in a rectangle dish. She made some sort of chocolate cake from a box (most likely Betty Crocker) and made an icing with powdered sugar and milk. I didn't really like frosting very much back then (I know crazy!), so my brother and I would trade - I'd give him my frosting and he'd give me his cake.
I've learned so much about cake since those days. I know a birthday cake can be more than just chocolate cake with vanilla icing (just take a look at the 21+ flavors we offer at the bakery). And, frosting has grown on me. I still eat it sparingly, but now I definitely feel like I can't eat cake without frosting.
So, today is my birthday and because we're at the beach in Carlsbad, I don't have all my usual kitchen tools. So I'm taking it back to my original birthday cakes because I can easily make this One Bowl Chocolate Cake in the tiny kitchen of our hotel that sits on the beach. I don't need it to be fancy because I'm just going to eat it. All this cakes needs to do is taste good - and it does! Make this next time you're just craving cake or don't feel like getting out the turn table, frosting scraper and piping bag. And, the rainbow sprinkles are of course made without any artificial colors and we now carry them in the bakery for all your sprinkle needs.
One Bowl Chocolate Cake | Makes 9x13 Inch One Layer Cake
Baker’s Note: Make this cake gluten free by substituting the cake flour for an organic gluten free flour blend.
Mammoth Lakes - bake at 350 for 20 minutes