It’s TRUE … I’ve made LOTS of cakes in my lifetime. But you know, I have NEVER made a cake from “scratch”. Boxes have always been my way of baking cakes. On Father’s Day yesterday my little life was turned upside down. I made a HOMEMADE chocolate cake . . .

For Father’s Day, I asked Mister C what he would like for dinner. The requests included Porterhouse steak, potato salad and double chocolate cake.

I’m not really sure why, but I decided to bake the chocolate cake “the old fashioned way”.

A little messy. (And by the way, the Crisco was ONLY used for pan preparation!)

I do not know HOW we had room for cake after this. Well, each of us DID have leftover steak for another day! But after some time had passed . . .

Mmmmmmm. Goodbye forever Duncan Hines!