you can find the recipe for the cake and the frosting HERE.
i googled "how to make a chocolate cake from scratch" and made the first one that looked appealing. haha. (creative, right?!) i was at my mom's house and only had one pan in the size i wanted, so between baking each individually and then the cooling time for each, this was an all day adventure!!
something random happened on the last layer...i swear i did everything like before, but the cake came out way lighter. haha. you can see from the picture, it looks like i loaded up on the frosting, but it's actually the lighter layer on top. it tasted the same, so it was just the mystery layer.
(hey, i'm learning!)
i highly recommend this. it was time-consuming (unless you have more than one pan!), but it was a fun learning experience. for a super-beginner baker, i'm really proud that EVERYONE loved it. chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is my dads favorite, so if you think i wasn't going for points there, you are crazy! =)
what are you working to check off your list?!