Baking Tuesday (on Thursday!!) – Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Filling
So, I had the photo and everything ready to go on Tuesday. However, I got sucked into the last half of the 3rd Hunger Games book and couldn’t put it down. (By the way, I read all 3 books between Saturday and Tuesday…needless to say, I was a bit more obsessed with finishing the book than posting a cake!) When I finally finished reading it, at 11pm, I was too tired to post. Then yesterday I was working on a Girl Scout project that needed done before today so by the time that was done, at 11pm, I was too tired to post. So, here it is today!
This cake is literally just a boxed fudge cake mix, I think I used Duncan Hines. I don’t have a preference for cake mixes, I just buy what is on sale, because I am going to modify them all anyway. I followed the box recipe but rather than use water I used a pot of coffee. I added some vanilla extract, too. And, as always, I use olive oil with my cake mixes. For the filling I just used Jell-O Chocolate Pudding mix, on the “pie filling” recipe, but decreased the milk by an additional 1/2c (it was the family sized box, the bigger one), so only used 2c of milk. I added a few splashes of almond extract and started building the cake.
The butter cream is, once again, Wilton’s. The embellishments are Twizzler’s Cherry Pull N Peel and Mike N Ikes (just the red ones, on the rocket itself….Hot Tamales would work too). A few cake cones and away we go!
I made this cake for a friend’s son’s 7th birthday.