Last weekend I made this fun Star Wars Birthday Cake... and I almost forgot to share it with you! Apparently, I was a LOT little stressed out last week, so maybe that's why.
I actually made one other cake that I totally forgot to even take pictures of, so I can't post it. But it was nearly identical to this Hot Pink Graduation Cake, except I covered it with electric hot pink marshmallow fondant over the buttercream and I left off the candles!
Anyway, so, I wasn't as creative as I usually am with cakes, but I think it still turned out cool (it was a boy's cake... I can't say it was cute...hehe). I used this Star Wars Cake topper set (I feel like I totally cheated), but I did make the "7" and stars out of gum paste.
It's just an adaptation of my Vanilla Cake Recipe, but just for kicks, I thought I'd finally add it to my list of recipes!Print
- 1 chocolate cake mix (I only use Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge, 18 oz.)
- 3 whole large eggs
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup oil
- 8 oz. sour cream (~1 cup)
- 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
- Thoroughly mix all ingredients together (blend for at least 3 minutes). Bake at 325° for about 25-35 minutes (for 8 or 9 inch pans – adjust for larger pans), until a toothpick comes out clean.
I know the baking instructions are vague, but if you use it often, you'll get a feel for how long to bake it. I do a toothpick test to be sure each time. This cake is delicious, moist, and dense enough to stand up to multiple tiers! I get compliments every time I serve it or make it for customers and I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!