I made this for my mother-in-law's birthday last night.
It's a compilation of two recipes and it's EASY. I found complicated ones but I didn't have time for those.
Cake & Filling
1 18.25 oz Butter Recipe Yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 5.1 oz JELLO Vanilla Pudding mix
3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup light cream (I used milk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Prepare cake mix according to package instructions in two 9" rounds. Cool completely.
Prepare JELLO vanilla pudding mix according to package instructions and chill for at least a couple of hours.
Do not prepare this next step until you are ready to assemble the cake...the ganache needs to go on the cake immediately after prepared. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, stir the chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons butter until they are completely melted. Remove from the heat and, stirring constantly, add the 1/4 cup light cream in a thin steady stream. When mixture is smooth, stir in the confectioners' sugar and beat vigorously. Stir in the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Turn one 9" round cake upsidedown on serving plate. Spread the chilled filling on the flat surface of that bottom layer and place the second cake on top. Pour the chocolate frosting evenly over the top allowing it to spill down the sides.
On our way to my husband's sister's house for my MIL's birthday, David took a sharp corner at mach 5 and the entire top layer slid off. The (ugly) cake you see below is the result of me trying to piece it back together. I cried...I'll admit to that. I couldn't stop crying, either. I bawled. And when we got to my sister-in-law's house and David explained what happened, they all tried to console me and the waterworks started afresh. Being a woman is hard work sometimes...these hormones are out of control.
The cake was a hit. My MIL had two pieces and my sister-in-law's husband had 3 pieces and asked to keep the cake at the end of the night.
The cake reminded me of a boston cream donut (duh), but the "bread" part was better because the caked was almost the density of a pound cake.
My cute MIL acting like she's going to devour the cake whole.
At least it looked decent on the inside:
Here I am about to cut into the cake. See how awful it looks? It was SO pretty before we made the drive to Covington. Jake is the one in the green shirt who ate half the cake by himself.
Sorry about the picture quality - I think David had his finger on the flash or something.
Oh, and here are some Vegas pictures if you're interested...
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I titled as many as I could...I didn't delete any except ones that were too blurry or that might have made my sister screaming mad at me ;)
By the way, I'm going to be an aunt again! My twin sis is expecting her second in mid April :)
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