R's birthday is tomorrow. Despite my last attempt at cake making and frosting (which you can read about here), R was brave enough to ask me to make him a cake.
Normally I make him this fabulous buttermilk chocolate cake with a hard fudge icing - similar to ganache - but this year he wanted yellow cake with chocolate buttercream icing. The kids voted for cupcakes when I talked to them about it, so I decided to be inventive. I had some boxed cake mixes in the pantry and had decided to use those after looking for a good yellow cake recipe online. My search for chocolate cake recipes online resulted in some...interesting....results. Boiling over cakes, smoke alarm triggering, burned cake smells that linger for weeks...good times.