Friday, June 5, 2015

D Is For Delicious

I'm taking you on a journey from A to Z throughout June Dairy Month.
So come on in...the barn doors are open!
  D Is For Delicious
Once a month our kitchen becomes a TV studio as Daughter Sara films the next installment of her cooking show Aprons Optional for our local television station. Each episode features three recipes, most of which have dairy ingredients (way to go farmer's daughter)! Sara concludes each episode with these words- "The apron is optional, but the flavor isn't." So true Sara, so true!
Sara and I hope you enjoy this recipe from her June Dairy Month episode...
 Very Dairy Chocolate Cake 

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2- 8" round pans with vegetable spray. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and butter together in microwave. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into electric mixer bowl. Add sugar and beat until well blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Stir in 1/2 cup flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add remaining flour and water; mix until smooth. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 40-45 minutes or until cake tests done. Place pans on cooling rack. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chocolate chips over cake; let stand 2-3 minutes or until chips have softened. Gently spread melted chocolate over top of cake. Cool completely in pans.

2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon strawberry extract
red food coloring
1 cup chocolate chips, chopped in food processor
In mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, cream, and extract. Beat on low until incorporated. Then beat on medium until light and fluffy. Add coloring and mix until desired color is achieved. Add chocolate chip bits, and stir to combine. Frost cake.

You may also want to read my previous years posts for June Dairy Month...


  1. That is so cool that your daughter films a cooking show monthly in your kitchen! And the cake recipe looks delicious! I'm pining it for later! Thanks for linking up to the Country Fair Blog Party!

    1. Thanks for visiting Val! Sara really enjoys filming her show and I don't think you will be at all dissappointed with the cake recipe!