Hiiii guyss!!! Happy Friday!!!! It's finally here! I feel like it has taken forever to get here!
Last night I was graced with the presence of my bestest friend from HS Stephanie Renee! It is so amazing how you have connections with people that never change!! Even though we haven't seen much of each other over the past couple of years, every time we get together we pick up right where we left off-- its such a great feeling!! So to treat Steph I decided I had to make something a little special :) Combining as many flavors as possible-- that would taste good together obviously! So here is what I came up with-- I really need help naming the cake-- all suggestions are welcomed!! :) Send them on over!!
2 c sugar
2 1/2 c flour
1 c milk
3/4 c veggie oil
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c diced cherries (used the pencil technique again to remove pits :) )
**Combine sugar and eggs until the mixture becomes a yellow runny consistency. Add flour, milk and veggie oil, mix well (1-2 minutes with mixer). Sprinkle in baking powder, vanilla and lastly cherries blend another 1-2 minutes. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. I chose to go the double decker route! :) MORE IS ALWAYS BETTER :)
Chocolate Filling and Icing
1/2 c unsalted butter at room temperature (key that its unsalted real butter!)
2 c powdered sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
** Whip all ingredients together until you get stiff peaks.
Almond Cream Cheese Icing
4 ounces cream cheese
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp almond extract
**Whip all ingredients together until the stiff peaks show!
Assembly required:) Spread chocolate icing on top of one of the cakes sprinkle with chocolate chips :) EXTRA CHOCOLATE-- can't go wrong! Stack second cake on top and ice the sides with more chocolate icing! Ice the top layer with the almond cream cheese icing. To create a nice presentation sprinkle with diced cherries and lemon zest! Slice and serve-- yummmmmyyy gooood!!!!
Take a lookskie for your self!!!
HOPE Y'ALL ENJOY-- Send over your suggestions for names... Can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!!