Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentines Chocolate Sugar Explosion Cake

Food snobs need not read ahead. I used a box, and...dun dun dun...a small amount of canned frosting **gasp!!** Still curious? Read ahead...

Make a chocolate box cake mix according to directions. Bake in your heart shaped thingy. When it cools, cut in half and do a layer of filling.

Center Strawberry Marshmallow Filling
Mix equal parts marshmallow fluff with pink strawberry frosting from a can. (FYI for food snobs, you can buy this in the baking asile by the cake mixes;)
Now for the homemade part:

My BFF Toni's "Old Standby Frosting Recipe"
I use this all the time cause it's so good, and I'm kind of a dummy when it comes to frosting, having ruined more than a few batches. So this is dummy proof. Just the right amount of chocolate to sweet. Oh, and PS Toni's not a dummy, that's why this is her "stand by" and my "go to." You would not believe the kinds of amazing things she can make!

My Old Stand-by Frosting Recipe
From Toni Taylor
I have no idea where I got this recipe but have been using it for years

Whisk until smooth
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Add alternatively, blending for 2 minutes
  • 3 cup sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Beat until light and fluffy

Makes 3 cups or enough for 30 cupcakes or a 2 layer cake