CHIPITS Signature Birthday Cake Recipe

CHIPITS Signature Birthday Cake Recipe

Show some love with this homemade birthday cake! The CHIPITS Signature Birthday Cake will have the crowd saying same cake next year!

  • PRINT

SKILL LEVEL : IntermediatePREP TIME : 30  Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup softened butter (175 mL)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (375 mL)
  • 2 eggs (2)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (125 mL)
  • 1 tsp each instant coffee and vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (375 mL)
  • 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa (150 mL)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder (4 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp each baking soda and salt (2 mL)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water (175 mL)
  • 1 2/3 cups CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips, divided (270 g)
  • 4 cups Fluffy Vanilla Frosting* or prepared frosting (approx.) (1 L)
  • Additional CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips for garnish

Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and line two 8-inch (1.3 L) round cake pans. Beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir sour cream with instant coffee and vanilla; beat into butter mixture. Sift flour with the cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture and mix on low until just combined.

    2. On low speed, slowly pour boiling water into batter; mix until smooth (scraping bowl as needed). Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate chips. Divide evenly between prepared cake pans; smooth tops. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans for 15 minutes; turn onto a rack to cool completely before frosting.

    3. Place one cake layer onto a cake stand. Add a layer of frosting; sprinkle evenly with remaining chocolate chips. Top with remaining cake layer; frost top and sides with remaining frosting. Garnish cake with the additional chocolate chips (as desired).

    Makes 12 servings.


    *Fluffy Vanilla Frosting:
    Beat 1 cup (250 mL) softened butter in a large bowl until very smooth. Add 4 cups (1 L) icing sugar, 1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream and 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract. Beat on low until combined; beat on high for 3 minutes or until very fluffy.

    Makes 4 cups (1 L).

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