I’ve had a few texts, emails and comments about the RECIPE FOR THIS CAKE! I am absolutely willing to hand it over because it is was such a hit~ with both adults and kids! It’s so rich that one piece really was enough for me. But, oh…that piece was SCRUMPTIOUS! My daughter’s already requested it for her NEXT birthday (and also any other time I might want to make it before then).
I typically don’t use cake mixes, but if I do, I add enough extra ingredients to not leave a trace of cake box flavor…trust me, it’s delicious. I also wrap a band around my cake pans~ you can buy these at cooking shops or probably even a place like Target. It helps the cake bake evenly…
Delicious Chocolate Cake:
Butter and flour to dust the pans
1 package devil’s food cake mix
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 1/3 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350º. Grease two 9-inch cake pans and dust with flour.
Mix the cake mix, cocoa, buttermilk, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend thoroughly, stopping to scrape sides with spatula~ about 3 minutes. Divide the batter between the prepared pans and smooth the top with a spatula.
Bake the cake until it is starting to pull away from the sides. 30-35 minutes, depending on how hot your oven bakes. Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Put cakes right side up on a cooling rack and cool completely, about 30 minutes.
While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting.
1/2 jar of Caramel topping(I used the kind the goes with ice cream)
Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting:
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 stick of butter, room temp
2 c. powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix peanut butter and butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Blend on low for a minute and then increase speed to medium and blend until it’s light and fluffy. You can add a little bit more milk if it seems too heavy.
Pour the caramel carefully over the top of the bottom cake layer, being careful to not let it go over the edges. Put the top cake layer on and spread the addictive frosting on until completely covered!