What? Whoa? Could you repeat that title? So, It was my mother’s birthday, my amazing mother. And, I really wanted to cook up something amazing for her!
And, by the way, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in some time. I working on my new accessories website, my new baby, Bike and Birdie! Opening August 15th 2013 (at least hoping that’s the opening-you can take a sneak peak now, but it’s not really quite ready to go yet).
Anyway, I had to make something just fabulous for my mom. I knew I wanted it to be big, huge, and it was! I really love making big ‘ol three layer birthday cakes. They’re so festive, so fun, and so much work, but so worth it! This devil’s food recipe is right on the box of SoftasSilk flour (the cake flour).
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened (unsalted)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 cups buttermilk, room temperature
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3 9-inch round cake pans with baking cooking spray.
In a standing mixer beat butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar, beat on high for 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly add in sifted ingredients while alternating with vanilla and buttermilk until all ingredients are in. Pour batter into pans. Bake for about 28 to 34 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Sit on cooling racks for 15 minutes. Remove cakes (carefully) from pans and allow to cool completely before frosting.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup nutella
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 to 4 TBSP heavy cream
- 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
In a standing mixer, beat butter and nutella until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and cream. Slowly add in powdered sugar until desired consistency and taste have been reached!
(Birthday Flowers below sent to my mom by my wonderful brother!)
Once cakes have cooled, place one cake on top of a pretty serving dish. Level so that you have a flat surface. Leveling the cake means that you will remove bits and pieces of the cake with a long, sharp knife. Warning: do not throw these precious little gems away! Use them to make your cakeitos! (that’s what my Guy calls them). Ice first layer, continue to do the same with remaining two layers. Cover the rest with the icing.
For the Cakeitos (little cake balls on top of my cake):
Use the bits and pieces of cake that you removed when leveling your cakes. Mix those bits with any left over frosting. Put in the fridge for one hour. Remove and roll into balls. Actually I think these may have been the favorite part of the cake for all the partiers!