Thursday, July 21, 2011

~ Easy Frost Chocolate Fudge Cake ~


I made this cake for my granddaughter's 14th birthday.  She, along with the rest of my family, are all chocoholics so it was a hit!   It's so easy to do and fun too ~ the "Easy Frost" was simple and tasty also.  You can frost cupcakes in a hurry as well as cakes, etc.


I just used the recipe on the box of cake mix, however, I normally add brewed coffee as part of the water required and the rest milk.  Just offers a more "real" taste I think.  I also used a fudge frosting for each of the layers...except the top. My kitchen is sooooo small....it is difficult to make pictures that are attractive.  I think that most of you that know me realize I forget to make pictures too!  Still haven't gotten in the swing of it ~ :-)
I used the Wilton 6" cake pans for this and sliced each cake layer into 2 pieces.  Made a tall cake.  Oh yes, I did slice off those tops to even the cake layers as well as get rid of the ugly parts. Those, with left over frosting, made a small piece for Mimi to taste.  And yes, those are dog treats in the background! The onions on the right are for a savory dish....sorry they are there.
Here we are....just beginning the frosting process:

Before you know it, you're finished!  Oh, and I forgot to place one of those pretty, lacy doilies under the cake.  I was in a hurry...but I did get a few photos!  :-)

What do you think?  Ready to try this yourself?  I highly recommend you do ~


I'm joining ~








41 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas here..love it! :D

Diann said...

What a fun new product! I haven't seen this so, I will start looking for it! thanks for the heads up. Your cake looks so yummy!

nanny said...

I haven't seen this.....I can't wait to try it...how easy. Your cake is soooo pretty.

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

I haven't seen those easy frost frostings before. I'll have to take a look for them. You cake looks so yummy! :) I think we have the same red Kitchen Aid. I love the red. :)

Anita Stafford said...

That is one beautiful cake! I will try those frostings, such a cute idea.

Kathleen said...

It looks delicious! I would love to see a picture of a slice when you cut it!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a confection! Makes me want to stick my finger into it and get a huge dollop of frosting!
Yvobbe

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Chocolate! Now that's the way to make childhood memories. :)

Teresa said...

Oh My Word~
This looks divine!
LOVE the striped frosting!
Coffee in the chocolate cake...genius!
I would LOVE to get my fingers into that icing!
Love it Pat!
I know your granddaughter did too~
I LOVE 6 inch cakes!
I like tiny tall cakes...like this!
I really want a piece of this...
and Doogan wants a doggie~treat! ;o)
Hugs from Bainbridge!
Such a HAPPY cake!
And I know it was WAY~FUN to decorate!
xo

sheryl said...

Okay, that cake is out of control!
Wow, What a presentation! This would be a perfect addition to my Cast Party Wednesday! Would you mind coming over and sharing some of your recipes with us?
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow now I need a bite of chocolate.
I know that this cake was a big hit for the birthday party.
Can't wait to show it to my daughter.
Hope your doing well
Maggie

Brandi said...

such a sweet grandma you are. i bet your granddaughter loved her cake and the effort you put into making her day special.

Mimi said...

What a fun cake. Your granddaughter is one lucky girl.
Mimi

Valene Marie said...

WOW, that looks so pretty and decadent! I'm going to have to try that Easy Frost. Thanks for sharing this recipe.. neat idea about the brewed coffee too :)

Suzy said...

I think this is a very cute idea for frosting a cake! I'm imagining pink and white would be super cute too!

Stefanie said...

What a cool idea!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I have never seen this, such a cute idea and easy.

The Fajdich Times said...

That's a great looking cake....how fun:)

MrsJenB said...

How neat! So pretty. And I'm glad you mentioned that you used 6 inch cake pans because I was about to be reeeeally jealous of the height you achieved! haha

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

HOLY YUMMY! Pat, this is truly the last thing I need to see. Thanks so much for all your nice comments while I was gone. When you mentioned Crystal beach I was blown away, you were there. That is my fondest memory of childhood. I was wondering your connection to Buffalo, and now I know.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I haven't seen this frosting before. Of course I've been avoiding the baking aisle for the most part...too tempting. It turned out so pretty and I think this would be great for cupcakes!

Honey at 2805 said...

OK, this cake is just screaming to have a couple of finger to dip into it!! I've not seen these frostings before, but will have to give them a try!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a fun cake! I've never seen that frosting but I'm going to put this on my list. We have a birthday coming up in just a few days! This is so much fun. I love quick and easy!

Nicole Feliciano said...

WOW! What a creation. Looks like you had fun frosting that beauty. Thanks so much for sharing on Momtrends' Friday Food linky. Stay cool and have a great weekend.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Know it must have been a big hit for the birthday party. Such a great presentation. Everyone must have been thrilled.
Sam

Beyond Wandering said...

I need a piece of this cake with my coffee..It's just mouthwatering!

Candace said...

I know it's not polite to drool but this looks fantastic! I would like to follow that wonderful shrimp and mango salad with a huge honkin piece of this cake. Extra frosting on mine please?! I have added coffee to my brownie mixes in place of water but I've never thought to add it to my cake mixes...or to add milk either. What a great idea!

My Grama's Soul said...

Who knew you could buy frosting that came our just like whipped cream????? That cake look divine.

xo

Jo

lilmoomoo said...

WOW. Looks like I would LOOOOVE that cake!
The frosting makes it awesome!!
Thanks for the comment on my blog..
I think I have a pretty cute fur baby too ;)

XOXO
moo.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

What a beautiful cake! Thanks for coming by to share it!

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Miz Helen said...

Hi Pat,
I am so excited about this new product, I am out here in the country so I depend on all of you to keep me up to date at the latest goodies. Your cake looks awesome, I can't wait to try this recipe. Hope you are staying cool! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back again real soon. Have a great week!
Miz Helen

Jill @ Dulce Dough said...

Great tip on adding coffee! I have seen that frosting at the store and wondered how it tasted! Glad to know it tastes good!

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Pat that looks so YUM! I think I would be the kind to skip the cake and just eat the frosting right from the can... sort of like that cheese that comes in can... high class, right?
P.S. my dog wants to come share the jar of treats with your dog.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Oh, YUM!! I will really have to try this. Looks delicous!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

What a fun cake!

You are going to be featured in this week's Sweet Tooth Favorites! Stop by and grab a button. I've also Stumbled your wonderful recipe.

Nancy said...

This is so cute, Pat! I love the way you frosted it...will definitely give this a try. I'd take a big piece of yours now though! mmmmmm, yummy!

Nancy

p/s love the addition of coffee in the cake!

Nicole said...

Yummy! That looks too good. I forgot to tell you earlier that I'm following you too now. Thanks for your sweet comment and your follow, fellow Texan! I live just a jump north of you in New Braunfels. :)

Nicole said...

Oops, I guess I'm south of you! I thought you were in SA b/c of your sweet duck story. ;)

Marguerite said...

Your cake looks gorgeous and so yummy! I can't wait to try that frosting! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Just saw the pictures of your cake, what fun! I've used this frosting before and thought it was kind of pricey, but I never would have dreamt up using it for vertical stripes, so clever of you!