Fearsome, the baking beard, bakes often and this week decided to twist up an easy stand by. A friend that loves chocolate all the way down to his bones asked for a special chocolate one. But he’s a milk chocolate kind if guy so my from scratch dark chocolate cake would be a bit too much.
Keeping it easy I decided to twist up an already great Betty Crocker box cake. So here’s what I did:
Start with a box of Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge cake mix. Mix according to directions with the following changes. Instead of oil, melt one stick of lightly salted butter and substitute that for the oil and add one teaspoon vanilla, then mix as directed. After splitting into 9 inch round pan spirinkle 1/2 cup of Hershey’s milk chocolate chips on top of batter of one layer and then anoth 1/2 cup on top of the other. Then bake as directed.
After cooling and turning out of Pans it’s time to make the chocolate frosting from scratch, it’s easy and makes the cake so much better. It is important to have the layers completely cool to room temperature before icing.
To make the icing place one stick of room temperature lightly salted butter into bottom of a mixing bowl. Add 1 – 16 ounce package of powered confectioners sugar and 2/3 cup of Hershey’s baking cocoa. Then add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Have 1/3 cup whole milk waiting at the side. Pour a little of the milk on top and start mixing with electric mixer on low. Add a little milk at a time and slowly increase mixer speed to medium high. Keep slowly adding milk until icing becomes spreadable.
Ice the first layer then add the second and ice as well. Place milk chocolate chips in top as desired. Super easy, super chocolate and moist as can be. Enjoy!