Easy Numbers Cake

Serving 12 paxs
Preparation Time 1hr 35 mins
Skill Intermediate

2 boxes Vanilla Cake Mix, plus ingredients called for on box
1 ½ cups (3 sticks) Butter, softened
6 cups Powdered Sugar
¾ cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Pinch kosher salt
Assorted candy

  1.  Preheat oven to 176º and line two 9″-x-13” pans with parchment paper. Prepare cake mixes according to package directions and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Make buttercream: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or in bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, beat butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and beat until combined, then add cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined. (If you desire a thinner consistency, add 1 more tablespoon cream.)
  3. When cakes are cool, flip onto a cutting board level them with a serrated knife. Stack one on top of the other and cut out desired number. Discard scraps, or save them for another use.
  4. Unstack cakes and pipe or spread a thick layer of buttercream on top of one of the cakes. Stack with second cake and again frost top with buttercream.
  5. Garnish with candy of your choice.

Recipe courtesy of Delish

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