first cake

October 11, 2015 – my son is already two years old.  I made a cake for him.  This is the first time I made a cake and I find it difficult to design it so I just spread the frosting all over the top.

For the chocolate cake:

I used ¾ cup of Goya Cocoa Powder since Hershey’s is not available in the market.  Using the mixing bow, I mixed the dry ingredients such as the following:

Two cups of white sugar

1 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoon of baking soda

1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

Then I sift the dry ingredients onto another bowl.

On another bowl, I poured a cup of fresh milk, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, and two large eggs.  I also add two teaspoons of vanilla flavor on it.  Based on the Youtube video I followed – do not mix it yet.

I used a wire whisk then carefully poured the wet ingredients onto the dry ingredients while mixing it slowly.  I have added a cup of boiling water onto the mixture and the chocolatey smell of the cocoa powder is really yummy.

I set the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and bake the cake for forty five minutes.

For the frosting, this is what I did:

I melted two packs of unsweetened chocolate and mixed it with one whole of unsalted butter.  I added 2/3 cups of shortening, Nestle all purpose cream, and half cup of confectionary sugar on it.

I think the cake that I made tastes good but it doesn’t look great J

I hope that my son would like it.  I also prepared spaghetti for his birthday.  It’s just a simple celebration being shared with some of our neighbors, family and friends.  I do not have enough budget to buy him balloons and expensive toys.  I can’t believe that my son is two years old.

I told my husband to buy two little candles for this small cake but he was not able to find one.