My husband and his Father were working on a new upper deck on Sunday and I was bored and decided to make a cake! I love making cakes and had to try out my new Fat Daddios Cake Pans (which are the best by the way)
I wanted to do a swirl cake and try to make my very first batch of Buttercream Frosting, in between feeding and watering the boys!
This is hands down the best cake I have ever made, that buttercream frosting is amazing, seriously. I will use this from now on!!!!
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 box of vanilla cake mix
Prepare the cakes mixes according to package directions, Spray your two 9 inch cake pans with my favorite option Bake Easy, add half of your chocolate mix to each pan and then add your vanilla batter or top.
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
I used an entire jar of my home made Strawberry Jam
Both of my cakes domed quite a lot so I used a long bread knife to cut off the domed part (save it for another use)
Place your 1st round down on your cake pedestal, using an offset spatula spread your jam all over the cake
Place a large amount of the buttercream frosting on the top of your cake, using an offset spatula spread around and down the side of the cake. I did not do a crumb layer as the amount of frosting does not allow it.
One thing I learned is to finish the frosting and make it smooth is to run your offset spatula under hot water and then wipe off and smooth things out.