Today I’m making a Super Mario themed cake! In this video, I will show you all the steps in making this cake, from how I stacked the tiers to the Piranha Plant on the top.
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Double Chocolate Cake
- 3 Ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate
- 1 1/2 Cups Hot Water
- 3 Cups Sugar
- 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 1/4 tsp Salt
- 3 Large Eggs
- 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk
- 3/4 tsp Vanilla
Preheat Oven to 300 degrees F.
Line two 9 inch round pans with parchment paper and grease the paper and sides of pans.
Finely chop the chocolate. Combine with hot water. Let mixture stand, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
Into a large bowl, sift together sugar, all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In another large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the eggs until slightly thickened (about 3 minutes with a standing mixer)
Slowly add oil, buttermilk, vanilla and melted chocolate mixture to the eggs, beating until combined. Add sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined well.
Divide batter between pans and bake in middle of oven until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. About 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Super Easy Vanilla Cake Mix Recipe
This cake recipe is simple and delicious. It's my kids' favorite. It stays moist, easy to work with and is stable enough to cover in fondant.
- 2 Boxes White Cake Mix
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 ½ tsp Salt
- 2 2/3 cups Water
- ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
- 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Sour Cream room temp
- 6 Large Eggs room temp
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Prepare pans by lining with parchment paper and spraying sides with Pam baking spray.
Combine all dry ingredients in mixing bowl. I like to run the cake mixes through a sieve to get out all the lumps. Whisk together all the dry ingredients with a wire whisk.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix on medium speed for a couple of minutes.
Bake at 325 degrees for 40 – 60 minutes depending on the size of your pans. Start checking with a toothpick around 40 minutes.
This will make two 6” round cakes and two 8” round cakes that are 2” deep.
My kids' favorite buttercream frosting!
- 2 Cups Unsalted Butter softened
- 4 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
- 1 TBSP Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/4 tsp Salt
Mix softened butter on medium speed in an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Slowly add powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and salt
Increase speed to high and beat for 3 minutes.
In hot climates, replace half the butter with high ratio shortening.
Replace vanilla extract with clear vanilla if you want a whiter color frosting.
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