Last week, I posted up a chocolate cake with pecan frosting in experiment for my friend’s birthday party in the following week. This weekend, he has his party and after a lot of choices and debate, I decided to not make that cake, I ended up making a Fudge Layer Cake that I found on Kraft foods recipe. I also had to modify this recipe though. I wasn’t sure how sweet it would be so I ended up substituting some ingredients so that it would appeal more to a great group of people. From the reactions, I think it turned out rather decent. Everyone said that it was good and also said that it wasn’t too sweet. As usual, I can’t eat this cake (because of the chocolate) so my friends’ opinions were the most important in this case.
Here’s how it turned out:
Here is the fudge layer cake.
On the left side, you can see a bit of my second attempt at the almond cookies (this time I had almonds to put on top).
On the right, you will see my friend’s shortbread cookies (which were absolutely delicious).
Here is the original recipe: Best -Ever Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake
I replaced the following ingredients:
1)Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate with Semi-sweet chocolate chips
2)Chocolate Cake mix with Marble Cake mix
Also for the decor, instead of using sliced almonds, I ended up decorating with Oreos on the side and pecans in the middle. Those were what I had on hand, so I used it in hopes that it’ll look more appealing. I’m still working on my decorating skills for baked goods, hopefully it’ll improve bit by bit.
In the beginning of April, I gave this cake another shot for another birthday! This time I had to replace a few ingredients slightly different from the last and freestyled it a little bit as well. Not only changing ingredients but also the quantities and in some cases leaving out certain ones as well. For starts, I had to replace the cake mix to yellow cake mix and used vanilla pudding mix instead. For the icing, I mixed melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and Whipped Cream together. For the decorative end, this time I added some marshmallows to line the bottom and sprinkled the top with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Check out how it turned out below!