Though there is nothing wrong with a bakery cake — all those gorgeous piped roses! — there is really nothing better than a homemade cake. Homemade cakes say, “It is perfectly fine to stuff into my smallish home, play pin the tail on the donkey and leave with a loot bag holding edible bracelets and a plastic puzzle that will break in a week.” Take back childhood, people! Here is a marvelous recipe adapted from “The Joy of Cooking,” which calls out lustily for a chocolate frosting.
Vegetable oil for greasing pans
cups cake flour
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
Chocolate Satin Frosting (see recipe)
384 calories; 17 grams fat; 9 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 5 grams monounsaturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 52 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 28 grams sugars; 5 grams protein; 93 milligrams cholesterol; 246 milligrams sodium
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