Shhh… It’s a Surprise!

What a GREAT weekend! We enjoyed a fabulous Saturday at home, surprising my parents with a 60th Birthday party.  I was overwhelmed with the love and support from their friends.  We had the most amazing time celebrating the fabulous pair.  Mom and Dad, I love you! I hope you enjoyed the party as much as I enjoyed planning it!

They were SURPRISED!

These wonderful people made the party complete!

Blow out the candles and make a wish!

No party is complete without delicious desserts!!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting 

Cake Batter Truffles (recipe coming soon)

Ice Cream Sundae 4 Layer Chocolate Cake 

Here’s what you’ll need for this delicious cake!
(Recipe from here)

  • 1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 heaping Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (or whatever ice cream flavor you choose)
  • 1/4 Cup Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Chocolate Frosting of Choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place cake mix, pudding, eggs, water oil, ice cream and hot fudge sauce into stand or electric mixer.  Beat on low then medium for about 1 minute 30 seconds or until well combined and thick.

Divide evenly into 4 (9 inch) cake pans that have been generously sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes mostly clean from center.  Let cool completely, loosen sides with a plastic knife then remove from pans.

Place bottom layer onto a cake stand, spread with your favorite chocolate frosting….repeat until 3 layers are frosted leaving 4th layer on top.  Frost remaining top and sides of cake with frosting.

If you want, take a vegetable peeler and peel chocolate bloc to get curls, about 2 cups worth.  Press curls onto sides of cake and serve room temperature or refrigerate to chill.

Ice Cream Sundae 4 Layer Chocolate Cake 
(Recipe from here)

  • 1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 heaping Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (or whatever ice cream flavor you choose)
  • 1/4 Cup Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Chocolate Frosting of Choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place cake mix, pudding, eggs, water oil, ice cream and hot fudge sauce into stand or electric mixer.  Beat on low then medium for about 1 minute 30 seconds or until well combined and thick.  Divide evenly into 4 (9 inch) cake pans that have been generously sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes mostly clean from center.  Let cool completely, loosen sides with a plastic knife then remove from pans.  Place bottom layer onto a cake stand, spread with your favorite chocolate frosting….repeat until 3 layers are frosted leaving 4th layer on top.  Frost remaining top and sides of cake with frosting.

If you want, take a vegetable peeler and peel chocolate bloc to get curls, about 2 cups worth.  Press curls onto sides of cake and serve room temperature or refrigerate to chill.

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Comments

  1. would love to get your recipe for the cake batter truffles! they look fantastic

  2. We have the most fabulous daughter and son-in-law, and friends, in the world. Wouldn’t trade ‘em for anything! We were totally surprised thanks to Nancy’s totally bogus “Holiday Craft Show” flier. And the birthday cake was beyond delicious!

  3. Thanks for a great day and a great surprise! You’re the best kid anybody ever had.

  4. Awe this is so adorable! It’s so fun to give back to our parents who have given us everything our whole lives! So sweet!

  5. What a fun party! I love the pink candles:)

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