Large Family Good Eats – Cooking Class and Chocolate Cake


We only have five weeks of school left in this year! I can’t even imagine where the time went. Did you have a chance to hop over and visit my guest post on Saturday? I know it was Mother’s Day weekend (Happy Mother’s Day by the way!) and many of you were busy with family things and may not have seen my twitters about it. (You do follow me on twitter, right?)

I also visited two amazing posts about mothers that I wanted to share with you. Dawn over at 5 Kids and a Dog had a really awesome post where she shared memories of her mother. Sara over at Saving For Someday also had a great post reflecting on her mother and her own motherhood.

Cooking Class

Monday afternoons have become our cooking class. This week, we are baking cookies among other things… Yummy! More about that next week…

This past week I made play dough with Moses. Although that recipe needs a little work, we still had fun making it and all the kids enjoyed playing with it.  Next, I made chocolate cake with Malachi. And then last but not least, I made brownie bites with Elisha using the chocolate cake recipe. Then daddy made pizza dough with Moses… we love our homemade pizza. One of these days, I need to share that recipe too.

The kids really enjoyed cooking class last week and this week. We have 4 more weeks of cooking class, will you join us again?

I was tweeting about the chocolate cake we made last week and had a request for the recipe (which has NO EGG and NO DAIRY). This cake is seriously AMAZING!

Chocolate Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups of oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups water

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour the pan (9 x 13 rectangle). Put the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Mix together with a whisk. Mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until the batter just comes together. Pour the batter into your cake pan. Bake your cake for 35-40 minutes. Store wrapped on the counter.

So, what are you cooking these days?

6 thoughts on “Large Family Good Eats – Cooking Class and Chocolate Cake”

  1. Honey,

    Thank you for mentioning me in your post. You are just so sweet! This is a great recipe and I think I’ll give it a whirl here in the next week or so.

    I love that you’re doing cooking classes with the kids as a purposeful part of their homeschooling. It’s such an important skill!

    Thanks for all the great information! I really appreciate this site being a one-stop shop for so many resources.

    .-= Sara @ Saving For Someday´s last blog ..Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft: Copy Machines =-.

    1. Hi Sara,

      It was my pleasure to mention you in my post. I truly loved your post.

      The chocolate cake is amazing.

      The cooking classes have been fun. They take forever because I cook a recipe with each individual child. It is very important. I would love it if my children all knew how to make breakfast (at the very least).

      I am so glad that you find my site useful. I have so much fun researching and writing.


  2. Awww thank you for mentioning me! We don’t have food allergies, so we probably don’t need the cake recipe, but it does sound yummy! Just thinking about chocolate cake makes my mouth water. :) We haven’t done cooking as a class, but my boys both like to cook, and my 9yo is always looking to try to make something new! This is a great idea… might have to try it sometime.

    1. Hi Dawn,

      I know you don’t have food allergies – but do you ever run out of eggs or milk? This cake is seriously amazing. It is rich and moist.

      My kids are always making concoctions in the kitchen. I figured that it was time to start teaching them how to really cook. I would love it if they left home with a recipe book full of things that they can actually make.


  3. I just made this cake tonight and my girls loved it. We recently discovered that one of the girls can’t have dairy so we’ve been adjusting everything. We’re going to a birthday party tomorrow so I made this so I could take a piece of cake for her to eat too. Thanks so much for sharing this!
    .-= Isabel´s last blog ..Day 125 – discipleship study =-.

    1. Hi Isabel,

      Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I am so glad you were able to make use of the cake recipe. I love that cake (I love chocolate). This is our special birthday cake recipe too. We will be making it in 7 days for the twins second birthday and we will be making it again in 18 days for my birthday.


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