Hot Cocoalicious

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Okay, so I got this crazy idea to do the 12 cakes of December, but there was no way I could or wanted to do all the cakes myself. I decided to ask 11 beautiful women inside and out to jump on my crazy train with me and boy was I glad I did. We have had the best time plotting, sharing and supporting one another. I am truly THANKFUL to the 11 Wonderful ladies that joined me! Now on with the show…….

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2-8inch round pans and set aside.

CHOCOLATE CAKE

In bowl of your mixer add….

2 cups sugar

1-3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

mix until combined.

Add…

2 eggs,room temperature

1 cup milk

1/2 cup veggie oil

1-1/2 tsp vanilla

mix well on medium speed for about 3 minutes.

By hand stir in…

1 cup boiling water.

Place batter in prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees. 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on racks in pan for about 10-15  minutes and then turn out of pans and continue to cool completely.

MARSHMALLOW FILLING

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1-7 ounce container of marshmallow fluff

Beat butter, vanilla and powdered sugar till fluffy. Beat in corn syrup slowly, until blended.Beat in fluff just until combined.

Whipped Cream Frosting

1-8 ounce block of cream cheese softened

1 tsp cream de cocoa

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 cups heavy whipping cream

First start by placing the bowl and whisk attachment to your mixer in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. Once your bowl is cold…

Add cream cheese, cream de cocoa, vanilla and powdered sugar to the bowl of mixer, whisk until creamy. Slowly add your whipping cream and beat until stiff peaks form.

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

In a heat safe bowl place….

1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a small pot add….

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 Tbsp butter

Bring to a slow boil over Medium High heat. Pour over chocolate chips and stir until chips are completely melted.

ASSEMBLY

Place one layer of cake on your cake board or plate. Top with marshmallow filling and then place second layer of cake on top. Set cake in fridge while you make your frosting. Frost cake with whipped cream frosting and then place in freezer while you make your chocolate ganache. You are going to want to let your ganache cool off and thicken for about 15-20 minutes before you pour it on top of your cake. once ganache is on top of your cake pop it back in the freezer for just a couple minutes. Decorate with remaining frosting and sprinkles or whatever you would like. Store Cake in fridge.

ENJOY 🙂

The 11 Beautiful ladies that Joined me…..

December 1st Libby from Lemony Thyme

December 2nd Lysska from Cooking from a SAHM

December 3rd Lynnette from Moore or Less Cooking Blog

December 4th Lynne from 365 Days of Baking

December 5th Becca from Cooking with Chef Bec

December 6th Lorinda from The Rowdy Baker

December 7th Cindy from Hun,What’s for dinner?

December 8th Joan from Chocolate Chocolate and More

December 9th Abby from Manila Spoon

December 10th Karen from Baking in a Tornado

December 11th Amy (me) from Crumbs in my Mustachio

December 12th Cydnee from Tampa Cake Girl

Please swing by and check out their Facebook pages and give them a like. 🙂

 

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