This was for my own birthday, haha, which I baked on my actual birthday itself and brought for a family gathering! Baking never fails to be one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon at home. I picked an ombre cake with two of the colors that make me the happiest. Pipe, swirl, spin and let your palette knife do its magic!
Black Magic Chocolate Cake adapted from Hershey’s Kitchen
1 batch swiss meringue buttercream (recipe)
|To make Chocolate Cake
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour three 9-inch round baking pans
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes (Batter will be thin). Pour batter evenly into prepared pan
Bake 50 to 55 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen cake from side of pan and remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely
Pipe layers of vanilla buttercream in each tier and do a crumb coat. Frost the whole cake with blue and teal buttercream, and pipe on decorations.