chocolate easter cake with edible green grass and chocolate bird nest on top with easter plates gold forks pink napkins
Triple Chocolate Cake~ Recipe Shortcut

Sometimes we all need a shortcut when we need a dessert for something special. This recipe was one that my sister used to make when I was younger~ and even though I am more of a frosting girl when it comes to cake, this cake recipe won me over. It is really simple because it starts from a boxed cake mix!

triple chocolate cake with powdered sugar from the top

By baking the cake in a bundt pan, it gives the cake some decoration. I love the simplicity of the chocolate cake with the white powdered sugar, but I often dress up this cake a little more. Depending on the occasion, I decorate the cake in different ways. It is perfect for birthdays and holidays- and for when you just have a chocolate craving. It is rich, and the powdered sugar is the perfect complement to all of the chocolate.

For Easter, I had a little fun decorating the cake with a spring theme…

chocolate easter cake with edible green grass and chocolate bird nest on top with easter plates gold forks pink napkins

After the cake had cooled, I added powdered sugar. Next, I added edible green grass (I found it at Target) and a chocolate bird nest with jelly beans in the center opening of the cake.

triple chocolate bundt cake with edible green grass and chocolate bird nest with jelly bean eggs

Here is the quick and easy recipe…

Triple Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients~

Devil’s Food Cake Mix

Small box of Jell-O Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup sherry

8 oz. sour cream

4 eggs

1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Powdered Sugar (Confectioner’s Sugar) for sprinkling on top of cake

Directions~

In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix.

Next, add oil, sherry, sour cream, and eggs.

Mix by hand for 5 minutes.

After you have mixed the ingredients, add in the chocolate chips. Stir to combine.

Grease/Oil a Bundt pan.

Pour cake mixture evenly into pan.

Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 45-50 minutes.

To create the nest on top of cake…

Use edible green grass and roll a section of the grass into a circle.

Top with a chocolate bird nest (find recipe for chocolate bird nests here).

Enjoy!

I hope you love this easy shortcut dessert! It is one of our family favorites. Let me know if you try it and how you like it!

Cheers,

Lydia xo

triple chocolate cake with chocolate bird nest and three easter bunny plates with gold forks and pink napkins
LILLY PULITZER CAKE DECORATING FLAMINGO BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

There is nothing like the bright colors and happy prints of Lilly Pulitzer to make every day feel like a party!  For my daughter’s 12th birthday party, she wanted to decorate cakes~ Lilly-style!  So, in order to decide how to mesh the two, I kept thinking “if Lilly had a cake shop instead of a juice stand”… I have to admit, this was one fun party to plan!  It is a blast to see where ideas go in the hands of a TWEEN!  Enjoy and remember, “…being happy never goes out of style!”. 

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