With Valentine’s day being next week, I needed to write about something chocolate. This is about the easiest delicious dessert. It is pretty fool proof. I would put fresh strawberries and raspberries on top to make it more fancy.
The first step…. make a boxed chocolate cake mix. I use the trick where you use melted butter in place of the vegetable oil and make the cake using one extra egg than directed. It makes the cake more dense and moist. It tastes more like a professionally made or bakery style cake. Easy.
Now the frosting is the best part. Make sure all of the ingredients are at room temperature. I really enjoy this frosting less sweet, but you can add more sugar to taste.
8 ounces cream cheese – not whipped
1 stick of salted butter – not melted
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-2.5 cups powdered sugar
Cream the butter and cream cheese on medium speed in a mixer. Add the vanilla. Add the cocoa powder 2-3 tablespoons at a time until fully mixed. Now, begin slowly adding the powder sugar as well. Frost the cake when completely cooled. Store this in the refrigerator.