This weekend we celebrated my husbands birthday, though we were on a bit of a tight budget I still wanted him to a nice birthday cake. I figured that if I baked him one, that it would be a bit cheaper (the
cheap-wad frugal shopper, that I am) and all I would have to do was make it tasty and pretty. Thankfully, my husband made it a bit easier by requesting a French Vanilla cake. =)
So, while in the baking section at the grocery store, gathering my thoughts, I created The French Vanilla Chocolate Mousse Cake!
With my littlest one still breastfeeding, I knew that I would not have time to make a cake from scratch so I had to go with the pre-made stuff. I bought the French Vanilla cake mix (as per requested), a white whipped frosting, and a chocolate whipped frosting. That was it! Really! All I had to do was follow the directions on the box, pour the mix into 2 round pans and bake. I layered the two cakes with a center of chocolate whipped frosting (here, you can add bananas, strawberries, instant coffee, whatever of your liking). I then lathered it in the white whipped frosting and topped it with some chocolate sprinkles that I had found in my cupboard. There’s the birthday cake made simple!
Now of course, with a three year old in the house, we had to customize it. So I found some red cake gel in the cupboard and gave it to N. He put his marking on the cake and planted in some candles. Voila!