Thursday, July 18, 2013
I have no idea why Caleb calls those huge chocolate cakes from Costco shadow cakes, but somewhere in time years ago he decided that's what they're called. He requested a "shadow cake" for his birthday last week, but I don't have a Costco card and I didn't want to dish out $20 for a cake when he was already requesting a semi-expensive dinner. I put out the request for a delicious chocolate cake recipe to my facebook friends and of course my friend, Jennifer came through! She is the best cake maker ever! She's allowing me to share her recipe and you won't regret making it one bit! Everyone loved it and Caleb said it's even better than the shadow cake Costco sells.
Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix
1/3 c. self rising flour
1/4 c. cocoa
small box chocolate pudding mix
1 egg white
1 c. water
1/2 c. sour cream
1/3 c. half melted butter/half oil
2 tsp vanilla
Mix well. Bake in greased round cake pans for time directed on cake mix box.
Let layers cool completely before frosting.
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/3 c. cocoa
6 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. half & half
3 tsp real vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Blend softened butter and cocoa together well. Add in remaining ingredients. Add a little more powdered sugar or half & half as needed to get desired consistency. Enough to frost a two layer cake. Try not to eat it all right out of the bowl!
This makes a large cake and is very rich! I'll be making it again for sure!