Chocolate cake and a championship
My life has been kind of overrun with basketball lately. I have to brag about my baby a little bit, so please indulge me, okay?
Sam’s team played in the league basketball tournament over the weekend and kept inching their way closer and closer to the top two. By Sat. night, we knew they were in the finals! Last night was the play-off game and guess what? THEY WON IT ALL! Those boys were so excited and proud and happy. I have to say, so were all of us moms and dads sitting (or jumping up and down) in the bleachers. They worked hard, they were team players, and they played with such heart! They earned those #1 trophies and that title. I am one proud (and tired) mama today.
“My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.”
To celebrate, I made Sam a chocolate cake in the shape of his jersey. What a hit! I might not have earned a trophy, but I got a huge goofy grin and I’ll take that anytime.
Recipe: Chocolate Sour Cream Cake
(from Hershey’s Kitchens)
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. Hershey’s cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter, softened
1 16-oz. container sour cream
2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract
your favorite frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13×9″ pan.
Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla; beat on low to combine. Increase speed to medium and beat for 3 minutes. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Frost with favorite frosting.