I made you a cake.
I know. It’s the least I could do after disappearing off of this little blog for an entire week.
I feel bad, I feel terrible for leaving for a week without a word. But, I am now a college graduate and resident of Philadelphia!
My mom and I had a long week of moving out of a tiny apartment that seemed to accumulate a lot of stuff in just three years.
But, that work is now over and I am back to making things to show all of you. 🙂
This cake is special. It’s a celebration cake.
It was made in my new stand mixer that I showed you a couple of weeks ago.
It was such a wonderful surprise to get a mixer. I was with Greg, his mom and his stepdad. We walked into a store, and to my great surprise I went home with a brand new beautiful KitchenAid!
It was and is so wonderful, sweet, thoughtful, kind and exciting. I got to make this delicious cake in my tiny apartment. I have made cake there before, but this time was better, it was easier.
I love my mixer, and I know that I will put it to good use in my new tiny apartment. 🙂
I used this recipe for chocolate cake, from my trusted baking source Sally’s Baking Addiction. The frosting recipe is below. This cake is amazing. It’s the the perfect cake to satisfy a chocolate craving. And an excellent summer dessert. Chocolate + raspberry in every single bite is just too good.
1 stick of butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese (1/2 of a block), softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 cup raspberry schnapps
Using a stand or handheld mixer, beat together softened butter and cream cheese. Mix well, until they are completely combined and soft and whipped in texture. Slowly add powdered sugar and continue to mix until completely incorporated. Add in the raspberry schnapps and mix until just combined.
I used this recipe for chocolate cake. It made two 8-inch round cakes. I baked the cakes and let them cool completely. Once cool, I placed one cake on a dish, topped it with half of the frosting and then a layer of fresh raspberries. I placed the second cake on top of the first and then finished by spreading the rest of the frosting on top and adding more fresh raspberries.