On this weekend's episode of The Pioneer Woman she made a chocolate birthday cake. I love her recipes and this one looked pretty easy, so I thought about making the cake and the frosting. I realized I didn't have time to make the cake from scratch, so I used a cake mix, but I did make the frosting. It couldn't be easier, just cream, chocolate and a little vanilla. The hardest part about making the
frosting was waiting for it to be cold enough to whip. But once it was firm, it whipped up in no time.
|the ganache before cooling|
I didn't think I had put enough frosting between the cake layers, but luckily I did. I made 3 layers out of the cake mix to make the cake a little different and to have more frosting throughout. Needless the say this cake was a hit and it was gobbled up before I knew it.
One of these days I'll actually make the cake from scratch. Maybe when it's not so hectic for me, like it has been this month.