Friday, October 21, 2016

Birthday Cake with Weekend #LinkyParty

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Make My Saturday Sweet #194!

As many of you already know, Samantha turned 16 this month. My mom-in-law brought ice-cream, strawberries, and brownies through for the occasion. Amanda and I had baked a chocolate cake that we hadn't yet decorated, so we left it for the following day when we weren't all so full of good food and dessert.

I'm a fuss free kind of person, so here's a cake that tastes great and makes a statement without too much effort!

The cake we baked was a Devil's food cake and my favorite chocolate cake recipe from my New Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book that my mom gave me years ago. Since I don't have permission to use their recipe on my blog, I found a similar one that looks just as good on Epicurious. You're welcome to click on the links and these are not affiliate links.

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We iced the cake with chocolate whipping cream and spreadable caramel that we bought from the grocery store (it's the same thing as dulce de leche). Ours was a bit stiff, so I carefully warmed it in the microwave just enough to soften it. Alternatively, you can even skip the caramel and just use the whipping cream.

With one cup of whipping cream, we added roughly three tablespoons of icing sugar (powdered sugar) and three tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and then we beat it with an electric mixer. You can add more of each as you like, but I didn't want the topping to overpower the other flavors and we don't like things too sweet.

Amanda helped me with the layers of caramel and cream. For the garnish, I grated white and milk chocolate, because Samantha doesn't eat dark chocolate. The finished cake is pictured at the top of this post. You can see what it looks like once sliced open in the very last photo.

If you do try it this weekend, let me know in the comments how it turned out.


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