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Fantasy Forest Cake

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Two layers of Dark chocolate moist fudge cake, covered with cool mint chocolate flavor frosting!

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  • 2 packets of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Mint Chocolate Flavor Mix and 2 cans of Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter
  • 2 pkg Duncan Hines dark chocolate fudge premium cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • Mint Leaf for garnish
  • 1/2 cup shaved Ghirardelli chocolate or any chocolate of your choice

Baking Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8.5 x 2.5 round spring form cake pans.
  2. 2. Prepare cake batter as directed on package.
  3. 3.Pour 2 individual pkgs of Duncan Hines dark chocolate fudge premium cake mix batter into 2 separate prepared cake pans and bake 28 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. 4.Let cakes cool completely and remove from pans.
  5. 5.Pour 1 packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Mint Chocolate Flavor Mix into 1 can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  6. 6.Repeat with second can of frosting and packet.
  7. 7.Place first cake layer on a plate, and chisel the top to make a flat top.
  8. 8.Lightly frost top of the cake layer with the Mint Chocolate Flavor frosting you created.
  9. 9.Place second cake layer on top of the first layer.
  10. 10.Chisel the top of the second cake layer to make a even flat top.
  11. 11. Lightly crumb coat the sides and top of stacked cake and chill for 15 minutes or until the frosting is set.
  12. 12.After the crumb coat is set, generously frost the whole cake with Mint Chocolate Flavor frosting with a frosting spatula.
  13. 13. Decorate the sides of the cake with the shaved chocolate
  14. 14. Use a larger open star piping tip and pipe the bottom outer border of the cake with Mint Chocolate Flavor Frosting.
  15. 15. Use a smaller open star piping tip and decorate the top border of the cake with Mint Chocolate Flavor Frosting.
  16. 16. Garnish the top of the cake with a Mint leaf
  17. 17. Place in the refrigerator for the frosting to set
  18. 18. Enjoy!
  19. Tip:
  20. To achieve a smooth layer of frosting on the top of your cake, run your frosting knife under hot water. Wipe it dry and smooth frosting with the hot knife.

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