German Chocolate Cake W/ Chocolate Buttercream

Nancy Allen

By
@mawmawnan

My Son loves chocolate cake, so I made him this homemade cake for his 30th birthday supper tonight! FIRE EXTINGUISHER ANYONE! ;)


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Serves:

8 slices

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 box
16.5oz. duncan hines german chocolate cake
3
eggs
1 c
water
1/3 c
canola oil
1 stick
butter, softened
4 c
powdered sugar
3 Tbsp
your favorite sweetened cocoa (ghiradeli)
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
half and half or milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a mixer bowl, mix the dry cake mix with the eggs, water, and oil. Blend until creamy 2 minutes and pour into 2 9'inch round parchment lined pans.
2
Bake the layers at 350 for 35 minutes or until cakes spring back in middle or tests done in center with a toothpick. Remove and cool completely, then remove parchment from bottom.
3
Chocolate Buttercream- In a mixer add butter with powdered sugar, cocoa, and add vanilla to half and half or milk a little at a time on lowest speed until frosting is creamy. You may need to add a little more milk to get the right consistency. It should look creamy but not runny.
4
With parchments removed, place first layer face down frost top of layer then add second layer face up. Frost sides then top of cake and set 2-3 hours to let the frosting firm up before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy