Chocolate Chip Cake
from Betty Crocker`s Cookbook circa 1984
a gift from Eric to his mother
Next we had to pick a cake and this is when we read of the Chocolate Chip Cake.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups milk (we used Almond Milk)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and line your pan with parchment paper
Chop the chocolate Chips into fine pieces
Pour all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
We had measured out all of the ingredients into smaller bowls
and the recipe allowed Ruth to then just dump
the ingredients into the bowl in whatever order she wanted.
I was surprised how much fun she had with this independence,
considering which ingredient to add when, talking to them
"not your turn yet milk, Ok eggs here you go".
Beat all ingredients in large mixer bowl on low speed,
Pour into pans.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until a
toothpick comes out clean.
Cool and frost.
Our cake will be a pink Cat.