No Fuss Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Topping

17 Feb

The dessert is a fun and easy way to tell the person you love (which may just be yourself tonight) that you made something homemade.

No one needs to know that it is only semi-homemade, that will be our little secret.  The recipe is definitely a smidgen of quick and easy.

Ingrediants


1 box Dr. Oetker’s Organic Chocolate Cake Mix

(You can substitute your own cake mix, although I am partial to the organic or gluten free mixes found at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods)

The ingredients below are for this particular cake mix

3 Eggs

¾ cup milk

1/3 cup oil (I use expeller pressed canola oil, or you can use olive oil)

** (More to come in the future about why NOT to use vegetable oil) **

For the Whipped Cream Topping


1 ½ Cups Heavy Whipped Cream

(I prefer Organic Valley; pasture raised, and farmer owned.  What could be better?)

1 Vanilla Bean

½ Cup Sugar

 Optional (for decoration)

Ghirardelli chocolate chips

Strawberries or Raspberries

Beat cake mix with eggs, milk and oil (follow package instructions – as they may vary)

Place in the oven

Remove from oven when done and let completely cool before starting on topping.

Prepare the vanilla bean by cutting the bean in half lengthwise and then scraping the seeds from the bean with the tip of the knife

Pour Cream into bowl, whip until it forms stiff peaks, adding vanilla bean and sugar half way through the whipping process.

Smooth whipped cream topping with spatula or just a big spoon.

Decorate as you wish and enjoy!

Remember no one needs to know that your dessert is not completely from scratch (remember to dispose of the evidence)!

One of my little pups, Misiu, tried to get a piece of the action as well.  No worries, I did share a little whipped cream with him, but no chocolate; which, by the way, is very bad for pups.

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2 Responses to “No Fuss Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Topping”

  1. Catherine February 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    oh my goodness!!! save some for me, I’m coming home this next weekend. yum ❤

  2. MTirado February 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    This looks so yummy!

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