2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 large eggs
½ cup buttermilk
2 tsp Vanilla (pure)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour (or I use baker’s spray) a 10 X 15” or 9 X 13” pan.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, and water. Stir occasionally while bringing just to the boiling point and remove from heat. Pour over flour mixture. Beat with a mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla and beat for about another minute. The batter will be thin.
Pour into prepared baking pan, and bake in preheated oven approximately 20-25 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool. I like to make my cake the night before, cover it with foil, and keep in the refrigerator until ready to frost.
3 cups Confectioners’ (powdered) sugar
1 cup butter (room temp)
1 teaspoon Vanilla (pure)
½ block (or 4 oz.) of cream cheese (room temp)
Place sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat with a mixer on low speed until blended, then for 3 minutes on medium speed. Add vanilla and cream cheese and continue beating on medium speed a few minutes more until fluffy and creamy.
Affix the Wilton tip 3 (small hole) to a frosting piping/decorating bag as per package instructions. With a rubber spatula, transfer the frosting to the bag. Squeeze the frosting out onto the cooled cake in swirls until the entire top of the cake if covered.
…with Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates, and Raspberry Fruit Spread. Unwrap the chocolates (about 12) and place them randomly on top of the frosted cake. Give the Raspberry Fruit Spread a good stir and then spoon it over the chocolates, pooling it over and all around each to look like meatballs with spaghetti sauce.
This is what it should look like when you are done…
Hey, and by the way…. not only is this a fun dessert to fool your friends, but it’s also just a dang delicious cake!!!! Enjoy!!!!! 🙂
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