Well it's official. I have an eleven year old. Rhiannon, you are officially starting to date me. Whenever people find out I have an eleven year old the gig will be up and they will know I am not young anymore. (sigh)
This year for her big day Rhiannon wanted to try again for a beach party. The agenda was as follows
- Beach fun with her friends
- Back to the house for pizza
- Just Dance 2
- Presents and Ice Cream Sundae Making Time
- Supper and Cake
- (Yes we did buy Justin Bieber Never say Never just for the occasion.)
In reality, we woke up to a monsoon (that lasted almost three whole days!) So instead of going to the beach the seven little girls played lots and lots and lots of Just Dance. I believe the party was a success. We were kicked out of the basement for the whole night. The mister didn't really care for being banished into the playroom.
So I put him to work.
But lets be honest, we really need to get to the most important part of this post. The cake. That chocolate cake I made might of been the most delicious thing I have ever made.
I got the bones of the recipe from this blog here, and then I made it even better.
- 1 Chocolate cake mix, I used devils food cake
- 1 C chocolate chips
- 1 C sour cream
- 1 pkg chocolate pudding (dry)
- 1 tbsp instant coffee mixed in 3 tbsp water
Prepare cake as directed on box and add all the other ingredients. Pour into whatever pan you chose, I used two 9" round cake pans and bake as directed on the box. I left it in for an additional 5 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.
For the icing I took 1 C of butter (at room temp) and put it in my kitchen aid. I then added 4 oz of melted chocolate bar (80% cocao) and mixed them together. I added 2 1/2 C of powdered sugar and a little milk till I got it to the consistency I wanted.