Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the moms and grandmas and great-grandmas and dads that are also moms ….

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Make Today Superly Special

So most people probably don’t know that today is National Chocolate Cake Day.  Well, it is.  You should go to your local grocery store or bakery this afternoon and buy a chocolate cake for supper if you don’t have time to make one at home.  But maybe you aren’t sure if you have time because if you have time, maybe you want to make one at home instead.

To help everybody out, I took a picture of the back of the cake box for the cake I’m making with my mom in a few minutes.  It’s a cake mix so it’s homemade but just not made from scratch, and it’s superly easy to do.  In fact, my mom is just supervising me making the cake because I told her I wanted to make it all by myself.  Here’s the instructions on the back of the cake box.

I got the water already measured out and also the vegetable oil.  The eggs are on the counter warming up to room temperature because that’s how my Grandma Two Rivers does baking at her house and everything she makes is from scratch and everything is always superly delicious so I’m just doing what she does with eggs.  Also, you shouldn’t leave eggs out too long, just long enough to get up to room temperature.  Overnight is way too long and so is all morning if you’re baking in the afternoon.

I’m making just one great big 13 inch by 9 inch cake because that’s called a sheet cake and it’s really easy for putting the icing on after it cools down after you take it out of the oven.  My mom and grandma know how to make the stacked up and iced cakes with filling layers but I’m still trying to get perfect at making and icing sheet cakes.

So I read on this one website that in 1644, chocolate was illegal for drinking in Spain in 1644. Then there was this link on the website that said that and I found out that in 1662, the Pope in Rome said that chocolate for drink was okay but eating chocolate had to wait for Easter.  Then I found this great pdf document on the Internet that’s a timeline about chocolate and I thought it would be great to share with everybody here so here it is: Chocolate Timeline.

Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic National Chocolate Cake Day today, and even if you don’t make a chocolate cake for today, at least you know that today is National Chocolate Cake Day and that’s a good thing, too.

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