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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chocolate Cake with a Healthy Holiday Twist - Hodgson Mill Baking Fun

Thank goodness my youngest daughter likes to bake with me.  It makes for a very fun holiday tradition to get out the flour,  baking soda, cocoa and sugar and come up with new recipes to indulge our love of creating and baking.  We are entering this in the “Have a GRAIN Holiday” Recipe Contest!   If you'd like to enter your favorite holiday baking recipe check out the rules and be sure to submit by 11:59:59 PM ET on DECEMBER 7TH, 2012 For full rules and how to send in your entry, check out the Official Contest Rules here: http://www.hodgsonmill.com/grainholidaycontestrules/

This year my daughter created something she calls Chocolate Cake with a Healthy Holiday Twist.  What makes it healthy? First we use Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour.  It's healthier than white processed flour.  We also used oatmeal to provide some fiber and cinnamon which is known to bring out the flavor of chocolate and has healthy anti-oxidants.

We made this for Thanksgiving dessert to have a choice between that and the traditional pumpkin pie.  Guess which one was gobbled up?

Here are our baking instructions for Chocolate Cake with a Healthy Holiday Twist

1 1/3 cups of Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour
Add the dry to the wet, alternating with the chocolate milk. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Pour into cupcake tins (line and cook for about 15-20 minutes) or into a cake pan (grease and cook for about 20-25 minutes, depending on pan size). Enjoy!

If you'd like to try out the healthy and hearty Hodgson Mill flour be sure to check out this $1 coupon good off any 5 lb. bag of Hodgson Mill flour.

Good luck with your entry - and let us know what you submit as your favorite holiday baking tradition!

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