This past week was my husband's birthday and we decided to celebrate by making him a cake in honor of his favorite cookie.
He had seen this cake pan at Williams-Sonoma last year and I had kept it in the back of my mind. I decided to get it a couple of weeks ago but when I started to look around the web I got worried. People weren't happy with the taste of the cake mix sold in conjunction with the cake pan. And the results with homemade versions weren't great either. Cakes were sticking and coming out without details.
I decided to go for it and used a Devil's Food cake mix. Because my husband is not a fan of really sweet frosting, I decided to try something new. This frosting was amazing! I'll admit to being skeptical while making it, but it was perfect for this cake.
My tips for this cake are:
1) Use a cooking spray that's specifically for baking
2) Sprinkle cocoa and shake off the excess
3) Use a cake mix that you love
4) After spreading the frosting on the bottom layer put the cake in the freezer so that the icing will set properly and not be squished when you put the top layer on.
The details on this cake are what make it so amazing!
And the yummy taste doesn't hurt! I have lots of ideas for other variations using this cake pan. The kids are already thinking of the Halloween oreo cookie cake they want... with orange frosting in the middle!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.
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