I love this cake.
Every little thing about it. From the amazing chocolate flavor to the chocolate sprinkles to the glorious surprise waiting inside.
Delicious. Beautiful. (in my opinion!) and Easy.
Let’s get to it!
After assembling the layers of this cake I covered it in a thin coat of buttercream. I used about 1 cup of chocolate sprinkles and gently pressed them into the cake.
After the cake was covered I used a fondant smoother to press them in further and to get the clean, sharp lines you see here. Although I lightened it a bit (we are already losing light so quickly here in Minnesota!) this picture is basically straight out of my camera.
But lets take a step back. Just how did I assemble it?
I started with three 6-inch chocolate cakes. After chilling them, I used a 3-inch round cookie cutter and cut out the center of one of the cakes.
I then placed a thin layer of chocolate buttercream around the edge of the cake with the center cut out.
Next, I placed the cake with the center cut out on top of one of the other layers, frosting side down. We want the frosting to act as a glue.
I filled the cake with that fabulous Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow.
Added another thin layer of chocolate buttercream around the edge.
Finally placed the last layer on top.
I chilled my cake at this point, as I find it easier to cover in frosting when the cake is stable and firm.
Cover with thin layer of chocolate buttercream and then sprinkles. (as directed above)
And now we are back to here.
Ready to see the surprise?
So fun right?
And totally delicious. Pumpkin. Chocolate. More chocolate. Crunchy Chex® cereal bits. It’s stinkin awesome!!!
For a cake. I mean, it’s not world peace or anything. #da
Here is the nitty gritty:
Prepare a batch of Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow. (Give yourself a few hours for it to cool and harden.)
Prepare a chocolate cake (you can use box mix or this wonderful Chocolate Cake recipe) in three 6-inch round cake pans.
Remove cakes from pans and chill until they are very firm.
Prepare chocolate buttercream.
Follow directions above for assembly.
Chill cake until ready to serve.
And there you have it! How to prepare a Chocolate Buttercream Sprinkle Covered Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow Surprise-Inside Cake!
Say that three times fast.
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