Happy Father’s Day weekend to any dads out there reading this! A few weeks ago my cousin gave me the idea to make my dad a chocolate cake from Food Network’s Pioneer Woman, because he’s a chocolate cake fan. The recipe is pretty straight forward and easy to follow, but I didn’t want it to be as chocolatey as hers (too much chocolate is too rich for my taste) and I also didn’t feel the need to make a 4 layer cake. I cut the recipe in half and also replaced the chocolate cream with whipped cream from scratch. The cake came out really good and tasty, but a little denser than I normally like. Definitely a recipe to keep and possibly tweak a little more for next time!