Hello all– My mom turned 82 last week. You’d never know to watch her run around town. She has a knack for taking care of people, for knowing how to really help and getting things done. Amazing lady… So we had a little family birthday dinner for that mom of ours. And, of course we finished it off with cake, a great big birthday kind of cake. Here it is:
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE
1 dark chocolate cake mix
1 cup mini chocolate chips
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pound box powdered sugar
1/2 cup cream
2 tab. butter
1 1/3 cup chocolate chips (8 oz.)
Make the cake according to the directions on the box using the eggs and oil. Bake it in two round cake pans.
When the cakes are cooled, mix up the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar with an electric mixer. When it’s smooth and silky, spread it between the two layers and cover the cake with frosting.
Then in a saucepan, bring the cream and 2 tab. butter to a simmer. Take it off the heat and mix in the chocolate chips until they all melt. Continue beating with a spoon for 2 or 3 minutes until the chocolate is smooth and shiny. Let it cool to room temperature and drizzle it over the cake.
And if it’s a birthday, don’t forget the sprinkles and candles! Happy Birthday Mom!!