An easy thing for me to offer auctions is a Hershey's Double Chocolate Cake. I found the recipe in a Hershey's Chocolate cook book that I really love. It is now sticky on the pages with the most beloved desserts in our family. I get compliments on this cake so a few years ago I offered it for an auction to support mammograms in our community for women in need. I'm asked to repeat the donation and I'm honored. The call came a month or so ago - the cake was "won" at the auction and could I have it for her the morning of Sept 7th. So yesterday I baked the cake, and this morning I frosted it. Delivery before church.
Not surprising life on Newark-Granville Road is busy- yesterday was lovely with cross country meet in Pataskala and then soccer at Easton. I loved taking in 2 of my three children's activities- they all did really well! I'm afraid I neglected to take stock of my egg situation and when I went to bake the cakes I short one egg. No fear- a text to a dear friend and the egg was delivered in moments! LOVE life on Newark-Granville Road.
Well when baking a favorite chocolate cake the kids wonder why it isn't for them…in fact Sally was somewhat confused I was baking a cake- no one's birthday this week. So I set out to make another cake- however I had to find a recipe without eggs. I turned to my friend- the internet! And she didn't disappoint - a simple pan cake that was the perfect top to my wonderful evening.
Lots of other things going on these days…but a little chocolate cake and supporting a cause is a great start to the week. I hope yours is wonderful.