Can you believe summer is nearly here? It’s going to get real crazy around here with the kids being out of school.
Admittedly, some days are like a fire drill, especially since I have three boys at varying ages of development. There’s the crying baby, sensitive 9-year-old and the moody teenager.
But guess what? I wouldn’t trade the madness for anything, because at the end of the day, it’s still about embracing life’s little happy moments that come with being a family. Our #HelloHappy moments didn’t stop with National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in April. #HelloHappy is all about choosing and creating happiness anywhere, at any time.
This sheet cake is one of those moments for me. It’s a simple cake that is kid friendly to make and eat. The chocolate coconut and pecan sheet cake breaks down to three major steps, so I had Cole prepare the dry ingredients (because he loves playing with the sifter), while the remainder of the cake was left to the rest of us. Although it was a messy kitchen session with the baby involved, I didn’t mind. It’s not often I can get everyone in the kitchen to help at once, so when I can, it’s definitely a #HelloHappy moment I encourage and embrace.
Of course when you make this cake for your family and friends, don’t forget the unsweetened HERSEHY’S Cocoa because it’s what gives the cake its rich and warm chocolate flavor. As for the icing it’s all about pairing the cocoa and HERSHEY’s Spreads in Chocolate – the two give it a real punch in flavor.
Now that we have the cake, I can’t wait for us to sit down and talk about our upcoming summer vacation and other fun plans. There is nothing better than seeing everyone’s excitement and hearing the plans of what will happen in the following months.
See what I mean, Hello Happy Moments don’t take much—just a little food, some time and creativity, and off you go to make everyone smile.
**This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Hershey’s.