Saturday, October 08, 2011


Thundercake - the book and the finished product.

One of my stepdaughter's summer reading books was "Thunder Cake" by Patricia Polacco. The book describes with wonderful illustrations a grandmother baking a special cake during a loud thunderstorm in order to keep her granddaughter from being frightened. The recipe in the back of the book (also found here) was easy to follow and a fun project for us to complete together after reading the book. The secret ingredient (tomatoes) really gives the cake moisture and balance - overall a great chocolate cake recipe. We topped it off with a homemade chocolate butter frosting - yum!