Chocolate Cream Cake is a must! So today my baby girl turns 21 years old. I do not know where the time has gone. She loves chocolate cake and so I decided that this was the one for her birthday.
And of course we all loved it. It tastes even better with a scoop of Vanilla Bean ice cream. The whipped cream filling in between the layers makes it a nice change from the regular frosting in this delicious chocolate cream cake.
And so 21 years ago I had my hardest delivery out of my five children, this baby was turned sideways and we were having a hard time getting her here. The doctor told me to come to the hospital at 7:00 pm.
I had moved at this time and we lived an hour away. I didn’t feel like I was ready at 7 o’clock and so I went at 10:00 pm. I do not think that the doctor was very happy. But I just wasn’t feeling the labor pains like I was use to.
The doctor gave me some pitocin and it made me so sick that I threw up all over. Finally, I settled down after a few hours and went to sleep. She wasn’t born until 5:30 am. I was so glad when that was over and done.
Then I remember laying in the bed and this little voice saying, okay, now you have one more boy to come to your family. I said to that little voice.”are you crazy”? I am finished with having babies, this was too much work and I am in pain.
With that being said, 2 years later, we had a boy. But I will talk about him on his birthday.
Our daughter is a fun loving girl that really cares for people. She sees the good in others and she has a good heart. She also loves cars, nail polish, getting her hair done and she is an amazing piano player.
I was happy to make this chocolate cream cake, even though she really wanted the copy-cat-kneader-easter-cupcakes. I just made them a few days ago and we all really loved them.
I’m not going to lie, sometimes when I need a recipe, I make what I want so I can put it on the blog. One cannot make the same recipe once a week. 🙂 I know that the other recipe is her very favorite, but this recipe is one of our favorites too! I hope that Alycia’s birthday is wonderful and that all her dreams come true today!
- 1 package devil food cake mix, made according to directions
- 1 envelope (1 Tablespoon) unflavored gelatin
- ¼ cup cold water
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- 4 Tablespoons cocoa
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 2 - 4 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Hershey syrup, nut or chocolate slivers
- Prepare the cake according to packaged directions for three 9 " round cake pans.
- Bake and cool the cakes.
- While the cakes are baking, make the Stabilized whipped cream by, placing the gelatin with the water into a small saucepan; and letting it set for 5 minutes.
- Place the pan on the stove on low heat and stir the gelatin constantly until it is completely dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly. Do not allow to thicken.
- In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream, ¾ cup powdered sugar and vanilla until slightly thick, and peaks form.
- On low speed, gradually add gelatin, then beat on high until the cream is nice and thick and peaks hold their shape!
- In a different mixing bowl, whisk together, cocoa and 3 cups powdered sugar.
- Add the softened butter, milk and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add more milk if necessary.
- Place one layer of the cake on a serving platter or plate.
- Spoon half of the whipped cream mixture on that layer of the cake.
- Spread the whipping cream evenly.
- Then repeat the process by adding a second cake layer on top of the whipping cream.
- Spoon the remaining whipped cream on the second cake layer.
- Spread evenly and add the last cake layer on top of the whipped cream, pressing down slightly.
- Frost the entire cake with the chocolate frosting.
- Garnish as you like.