This was a birthday cake for Courtney’s friend Romina who loves Hello Kitty just like Courtney. Courtney saw this cake pan in Michaels and really wanted it so we got it to experiment with and see how fondant works on a cake made in one of these shaped pans and, as it turns out, it works pretty good. I tried a new cake recipe, “Darn Good Chocolate Cake”, from the cookbook “Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor” (see below for recipe), frosted it with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and covered it in white buttercream fondant from Funfinity. Happy Birthday Romina!
1 (18.25 oz) plain devil’s food or dark chocolate fudge cake mix
1 (3.9 oz) package chocolate instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I left these out for the fondant cake)
1 Preheat oven to 350. Spray 12 cup Bundt pan with cooking spray (I used the kind for baking).
2 Blend cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, water, oil, and eggs on low for 1 minute. Scrape down bowl. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 – 3 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing after pouring.
3 Bake until cake springs back when lightly pressed with finger and is just starting to pull away from sides of pan, about 58 – 62 minutes. Let cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Run knife around edge of pan and invert onto rack.