Growing up, my mother would always get annoyed with my father’s birthday cake request: cake made from packaged mix (such as Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, etc.). Although she always wanted to make a homemade cake, he insisted that he liked pre-packaged mix the best.
Although I was once opposed to boxed cake mix myself, I have come to realize that it doesn’t really matter if your cake is homemade or not. What matters is the frosting. And you most definitely want homemade frosting.
This is convenient, as making homemade frosting is much quicker than making a homemade cake. That being said, below is an easy chocolate frosting recipe that is not only delicious but requires little effort and ingredients:
What You Will Need:
3 cups confectioner’s sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 stick butter, softened
3-4 tablespoons heavy cream (or however much you need to achieve desired consistency)
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sift sugar and cocoa together.
- In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar mixture with butter and 1 tablespoon of cream. Beat until smooth.
- Keep adding the sugar mixture cup by cup, with each accompanied by another tablespoon of cream.
- Continue until all ingredients are combined and frosting is fluffy.
- Mix in vanilla.
- Frost your cake!
If the requirement for heavy cream isn’t enough indication that this recipe is delicious, take my word for it!
And if you find yourself in a situation that calls for packaged cakes, don’t fret. Simply enhance it with homemade frosting.