Every Teenager Must Have A Chocolate Cake

When my children turn 16, I highly encourage them to get a part-time job. Now, I didn’t say that I MAKE them, I just highly encourage them. It is amazing how encouraged they become when they realize that if they want to do all those fun things that they need spending money for, they need a little 6 to 10 hour a week part-time job.

My oldest worked at a Retirement Village until she was ready to leave for college.  What a great experience! She was a server in the dining hall and got to know the residents very well.  It is amazing the relationships that they develop. And the life lessons they acquire from their friendships. Although there is a huge age difference, bonds are made.

She would come home with recipes, cakes and articles that they cut out of the paper for her.  And yes, she came home on occasion crying that one of her favorite residents had passed.

While she was serving delicious desserts in the dining hall…

She would sometimes  come home with a cake baked with so much love….from one of her favorites.

Food is love and we should never deprive our children of Having Chocolate Cake! By working Part-Time, they are learning invaluable lessons and preparing for their future

This is one of Alex’s, favorite recipes ….

My second oldest, Ronnie,  just started working at the same place and I am excited that he too will enjoy his Chocolate Cake!

Make this Special Dessert for a Special Person!

Decadent Chocolate Cake

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

Preheat overn to 350. Butter and flour an 8-inch square or round cake pan.

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda and make a well in the center.

Place the sour cream, oil, eggs and vanilla in the well and beat.

Place in greased pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Many times, I double the recipe and then add strawberries mixed with strawberry preserves to the middle.


1/2 cup heavy cream

4 ounces chocolate chips

Heat the cream and add the chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.  Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. It will be thick but still pourable.

Kid Ratings: Alexandra 9.5, Ronnie 8, Reis 8, Riley 9


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara | Creative Culinary
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 16:13:47

    I think every mom should have chocolate cake too! Love how easy this sounds too; so easy I’m so tempted but will just continue with cereal for breakfast today. Want cake.


  2. Nicole Cook (@DailyDishRecipe)
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 12:44:31

    This looks super yummy! Chocolate cake is my favorite, actually and the recipe looks yummy.
    Thanks for joining in This Week’s Cravings! 🙂 Hope you’ll join again!


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