On February 2nd my son turned 1 year old. What first birthday would it be without a cake? Not just any cake though-a made in Pyrex cake in the shape of his favorite TV show character!
In a medium size saucepan combine the following: 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 stick of butter and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix well and bring to a boil then remove from heat. Pour the melty mixture over the dry ingredients and mix slightly. Then add in 2 lightly beaten eggs along with 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Bake at 350 for roughly 15 minutes based on what you are baking this in. I made a small cake and 12 cupcakes.
This is what the cupcakes came out looking like. It was such a chaotic day that I didn’t get a picture of the cake when it came out…I still had to make some frosting!
I took a Wilton cake class and they required you to make the Wilton Buttercream, so I knew what I was doing when it came to making the frosting. Beat with your mixer 1/2 cup of shortening 1/2 cup of butter then add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla. One cup at a time add powdered sugar-4 cups in all then top it off with 4 tablespoons of milk.