This is one of my favorite cakes to make. This time it was for my son's Birthday party.
He doesn't look too excited about it does he? Actually I just caught him at a bad moment I guess. This was his first Teenager party. It was quite fun to have all his friends over. Very good bunch of kids.
He told me me he wanted a cake with a bunch of layers. He mentioned Ice cream cake, but I didn't have the time to fuss nor the freezer space to store such a tall order. His cake taste is improving. We don't do parties every year at our house, but usually every other year. For his last birthday party he was very into Cryptids. His favorite being the Yeti. And he wanted a Yeti cake complete with snow mountains. This may not be your idea of the Abominable Snowman but I looked it up, let me tell you, the actual Yeti is reddish brown in color, not white.
Let's refresh our memories.
I'm glad he picked a more grown up cake this year.
The cake itself is just chocolate. You can use whatever you like, My favorite recipe takes quite a lot of time but for this I didn't have that time and used a doctored cake mix. Gasp! yup. It was actually an old White Cake mix that I added cocoa, pudding, and sour cream too. That was the mix that needed to be used because it was out of date. The filling is a layer of Chocolate ganache and a Layer of Stabilized Whipped cream. So simple and yet sooo good. Careful when cutting because it needs to be refrigerated (for the cream) which makes the ganache hard and thus hard to cut.