A four layer vanilla cake with raspberry filling and dark chocolate icing - uh huh. This was a really good cake. I used Bonne Maman for the raspberry filling, and this chocolate frosting recipe (substituted dark chocolate cocoa). Usually I go totally from scratch, but in the interest of time I used a Betty Crocker vanilla box mix, doctored up with a few substitutions.
How to make a box mix taste not so box mix-y:
Follow the directions, but:
- Add one egg
- Add one box of instant pudding
- Double the oil
- Cut back on the water a bit
- Cut the cooking temp down about 25˚ and bake a bit longer
After frosting, I showered this guy in sprinkles and I really love how it turned out.