Since my sisters will be in Boston for the holiday this weekend, we're spacing our cooking our a little bit. Tonight and tomorrow we will be knocking out our 4 desserts. Tonight I'm tackling the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake and the Chocolate pie.
I have always been a chocolate lover. I remember being at my best friend's house when I was younger, and her mom asked me if I wanted a slice of apple pie. I was about to say "No, thank you" because I didn't like apple pie. Before I could speak up, she said: "All sweet girls love apple pie." Well, I had to eat it. I didn't want her thinking I wasn't a sweet girl. I try every so often to like apple pie, or any fruit pie. But I just can't. Dessert just isn't dessert without chocolate. Now I'm starting to sound like a Cathy comic. tinyheartstinyheartstinyhearts
Baking makes me anxious, so I'm always pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy this one is.
In a mixing bowl, beat together 4 eggs, 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup vegetable oil.
In a separate bowl, sift in 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 cups flour, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture. Mix in 1 can pumpkin (It's organic. So zip it, Barbara Kingsolver) and chocolate chips. There is a certain amount of chocolate chips that the original recipe calls for. But I don't let anyone dictate how many chocolate chips I add to my cake. I throw in the whole bag. That's right. The whooole bag.
Then, bake in a bundt pan at 350 for about 55 minutes. Top with a dollop of cool whip and serve with some coffee. We'll show you the final product later...
The second dessert is very difficult. Pay close attention because you don't want to get lost between all these complicated steps. Ready?
Tomorrow, Alyssanne will be making much more difficult desserts, with grown-up ingredients that my 8-year-old self would probably have turned down, but my 28-year-old self can't wait to eat! Maybe this means I am a sweet girl after all!