Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake
December is a birthday month in our family.Every week there is one birthday.The biggest one is Jesus’s birthday,of course 🙂
Second to that,we celebrated my sweet hubby’s birthday past week :-).It is very hard to surprise my husband.Only way i can successfully (for the most part)surprise him is by serving the food,he has not anticipated.So this time,kids and geared up for the big day.My son picked up “Avenger” plate to serve whereas my daughter couldn’t look past the princess.They picked up a gift and gotta birthday card for daddy 🙂
So,next big thing was the cake.I was mulling over the posts and internet to see what kind of cake i would make.In the midst of that,i asked him,(yes,i told him,i have hard time surprising him),so what kind of cake he would like?He answered,”Chocolate Cake,the old, traditional,BORING kind :-),which knowing him,somewhat translated into
- No nuts,certainly not when you can not avoid biting on it.
- No Coffee though we love the drink but smell of coffee from cake is big NO-NO
- Coconut or any fuzzy things at best must be avoided.
Now,you see my dilemma.Most chocolate cake add coffee for richer flavor.Since i had never made chocolate cake from scratch,i don’t wanted to take the chance with coffee on his birthday.My original plan was to make German Chocolate Cake but i had to give up on that since nuts and coconut were no-no.
So i finally settled on whole wheat chocolate cake with chocolate frosting from heavenly homemakers.I must say,it was anything but boring.It was delectable and dare i say,we ate it all day long,next day slice by slice.