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Chocolate Cake with Pudding Filling and Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

February 3, 2016

Last month was Baby Girl’s birthday and we partied like it was 1999. 

I think. I don’t know. I don’t remember parties in 1999. I was like, eight, so I wasn’t going to many shin-digs if they didn’t involve choreographing dances to Britney Spears songs or pillow fights. 

So we partied like a bunch of people that celebrated the cutest girl in the world turning two! 

That’s a little more precise. 

This gorgeous birthday cake is brimming with chocolatey goodness and piled high with the fluffiest Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting. It's SO GOOD!

Baby Girl is pretty obsessed with Oreos so I knew I had to use them in her birthday dessert.

Seriously, I buy Oreos to use in baked goods (OKAY… mostly cheesecake) all the time and I have to hide them in every nook and cranny so she can’t sniff them out.

She’s got the nose of a blood hound when it comes to Oreos.

She’s definitely my daughter.

Let’s take a second and talk about this Hot Chocolate Frosting, you guys. 

IT’S AMAZING. It is fluffy and super chocolatey without being too sweet. It’s perfect. Especially when combined with the super sweet Oreos and chocolate pudding. 

For the cake, you can either trash up a boxed cake mix or you can go with my go-to chocolate cake recipe. Super easy. Super chocolatey. You’ll love it. Find that recipe here

Also, check out that cake stand. How cute is that? My awesome friend and neighbor MADE it for me. WHAT? I know! I’m surrounded by so many wonderful and talented people. I should ask them do more stuff for me. 

This gorgeous birthday cake is brimming with chocolatey goodness and piled high with the fluffiest Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting. It's SO GOOD!

Chocolate Cake with Pudding Filling and Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting
This gorgeous birthday cake is brimming with chocolatey goodness and piled high with the fluffiest Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting. It's SO GOOD!
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For the Cake
  1. 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  2. 1 (5.9 oz.) box instant chocolate pudding mix
  3. 4 large eggs, slightly whisked
  4. 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  5. 1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
  6. 3/4 cup boiling water
For the Pudding Filling
  1. 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant devil's food pudding mix
  2. 2 cups cold milk
For the Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting
  1. 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  2. 2 cups hot chocolate mix (I used Ghiradelli double chocolate hot cocoa mix and it was AWESOME!)
  3. salt, to taste
  4. Oreos, for garnish
For the Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325Ā° F. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the cake mix, chocolate pudding and chocolate chips. Stir until combined, then add in the eggs, oil and sour cream and mix until thoroughly combined. Continue to mix on medium/high speed while pouring your boiling water into the mixture, and continue mixing for about 2 minutes.
  2. Pour cake batter into two 9-inch round cake pans until they are about halfway full. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to cool on a cooling rack while still in the pan.
For the Pudding Filling
  1. Combine the pudding mix and milk. Cover and put in the refrigerator until ready to use. Should set in about 5 minutes.
For the Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the heavy whipping cream. Beat until soft peaks form. Add the hot chocolate mix and salt, to taste and beat until stiff peaks form.
To Assemble the Cake
  1. When the cakes are completely cooled, remove them from the cake pans and set one on the cake stand. Spread pudding across the bottom layer (at this point, the frosting recipes makes enough that you could also add some to the middle of the cake if you want!)
  2. Carefully, place the other cake on top and begin to frost. Using a rubber spatula, spread frosting across the top of the cake and slowly spread your way out to the sides. Continue to spread the frosting down the sides all the way to the bottom, covering the entire cake.
  3. Crush Oreos to desired consistency and sprinkle on top and press into the sides. Serve immediately, or keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
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This gorgeous birthday cake is brimming with chocolatey goodness and piled high with the fluffiest Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting. It's SO GOOD!

Doesn’t get much better than that.

Oh wait… 

Right here. This is my happy. I want to kiss that double chin right off her face. 

This gorgeous birthday cake is brimming with chocolatey goodness and piled high with the fluffiest Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting. It's SO GOOD!

Happy Birthday, my darling girl! You make every day brighter than the last. 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Ilona @ Ilona's Passion February 9, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Such a pretty cake. And so much chocolate. Looks yum!

    • Reply taythurston February 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      I’m a sucker for chocolate! Thank you!

  • Reply AiPing | Curious Nut February 10, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Chocolate is already pretty awesome… and then you have chocolate pudding and hot chocolate frosting? I’m dying here. Happy Birthday to your lil one. I wish I was given this much chocolate when I turned 2. Well, perhaps I was because that would probably explain why I’m a chocolate fanatic.

    • Reply taythurston February 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Haha šŸ™‚ Baby Girl is already a chocoholic… I think she got it from her mama šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Valentina February 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Adorable Baby Girl! Who doesn’t LOVE Oreos!? This looks AMAZING!

    • Reply taythurston February 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you šŸ™‚ She’s the best thing ever!

  • Reply Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies February 11, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Must have chocolate right now…this looks delightful and that Hot Chocolate icing…Oh yes!

    • Reply taythurston February 11, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      The hot chocolate icing was my favorite part!

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