Since I’ve been traveling for the holidays and haven’t had time to write,
and I’m really sick and puking my guts out but you didn’t need to know that I wanted to share with you some bloggers that I love and have been following for quite awhile. The first blog I started reading was 2 years ago and I was hooked.
You know what they say – no glove, no love! I mean; share the love. 😉
Anne Nahm – She’s awesome. I’ve mentioned before that she was the very first blogger I started reading. I was pregnant with my now 19 month old daughter. Her youngest is a few weeks older than my little girl.
The New Girl – I love her honesty and that she’s so candid. Plus she has an awesome chocolate cake recipe I’ve been using since last year.
The Spohrs Are Multiplying – I dare you not to fall in love with this family, especially their daughter, Annabel. She’s nom nomilicious.
The Shape Of A Mother – Embracing body after baby.
Fed Up With School Lunch – Mrs. Q is a teacher and has been giving an inside look at school lunch.
I really don’t like to cook but I love to bake. I came across this cake recipe* from The New Girl and it’s so good. It was my first from scratch cake recipe I’ve made, easy, and tastes so much better than the ones from the box. In the post I read, The New Girl mentioned she doesn’t like the name of it, Chocolate Oil Cake, so I renamed it.
I also love that it doesn’t have eggs in it. The reason, there have been times over the years where I’ve wanted to bake a cake but then find I’m out of eggs. Nothing stands between me and an awesome chocolate cake (except a trip to the grocery store with a tired toddler) and I usually have everything on hand for this recipe.
A slight crunch forms on top of the cake…yum. My hubby doesn’t like frosting (I do since I’m part hummingbird like my little girl) but we found a happy medium. After cutting our pieces we sprinkle powdered sugar on top, add some sliced strawberries on the side, and some whipped cream. Nom Nom!
Not My Grandma’s Chocolate Cake:
2 cups white sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups water
1 cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
2 Tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients
3. Add wet ingredients. Beat by hand until smooth.
4. Pour into 9×13 pan. Bake for about 40 minutes
*Used with permission.