Count Down To Christmas

Gingerbread Boy Chocolate Cake

Gingerbread Boy Chocolate Cake

Cake

  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix with pudding
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (16 oz)

Frosting and Decorations

  • 1 container (1-lb) vanilla creamy ready to spread frosting
  • 1 container (1- lb) chocolate creamy ready-to- spread frosting
  • 3 large red gumdrops
  • 2 milk chocolate stars

Heat oven to 350F (if using dark or nonstick pans, heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease bottom of 3×9 inch pan with shortening; line with waxed paper. Grease waxed paper with shortening lightly flour. Generously grease 5-inch round ovenproof bowl that holds at least 1 cup with shortening, lightly flour. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally pour ½ cup batter into greased and floured bowl; pour remaining batter into pan. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on batter in bowl; sprinkle remaining chips on batter in pan. Bake bowl 17 to 22 minutes and pan 27 to 35 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool cakes in bowl and pan 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto cooling rack. Remove waxed paper. Cool completed, about 30 minutes. To easily cut and shape cake shapes, chill it thoroughly in refrigerator or freezer before cutting it in step 6. Invert onto flat onto flat serving tray or foil-covered cardboard, about 20×14 inches. Spoon ½ cup of the vanilla frosting into resealable food storage plastic bag. Seal bag; set aside. In medium bowl, blend remaining vanilla frosting and chocolate frosting. Using serrated knife, cut cake into body as shown in photo. Spread cut edge of neck with frosting; attach round cake for head. Spread thin layer of frosting over all cut areas. Spread remaining frosting evenly over cake. Cut off small corner of bag with vanilla frosting Pipe frosting onto cake and decorate as shown in photo.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

www.thasc.com

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