Chocolate Cake doused in spiced rum and coffee topped with Bavarian Cream Cheesecake. The Bavarian Cream Cheesecake filling/frosting was a recipe I got from a very nice and humble Italian couple who owned a bakery in the 1700s maybe, if you believe in past lives. If not, it came from imaginary friends. I had this recurring dream about an Italian Bakery, and I got to a point where I started craving whatever they used in the cream fillings and frostings, but I couldn't find anything like it in real life. Finally, one dream, during PMS, I asked them for the recipe, and they gave it to me. Genius. Sheer genius. Bavarian Cream Cheesecake. It's more brilliant than Ben Franklin. If you are allergic to nuts, the only nut in this recipe is the blogger who wrote it.
1 Box of Devil's Food Chocolate Cake mix plus ingredients required to mix it according to package instructions
A shot of Spiced Rum (it's okay to think about Johnny Depp right now)
Two shots of the wake me up so I can get through my day medicine (coffee, brewed)
6 to 8 Bavarian Cream Long Johns (or 1/2 cup of Bavarian Cream)
4 oz of Mascarpone Cheese
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar (Confectioner's or Icing sugar)
Tub of your child's favorite Frosting for Chocolate Cake
Diet Coke (to hydrate while you bake, it's hard work like that)
Michael Jackson's Thriller Album (background music)
Mix the chocolate cake as directed and bake in two 8 inch round pans.
While baking, first take a moment to lick the bowl
Hand wash said bowl.
If you got donuts, slice them in half and spoon out 1/2 cup's worth of Bavarian Cream into clean bowl. (seriously, what's the difference between this and peeling apples?); otherwise, place 1/2 cup of Bavarian Cream into the bowl.
Check on your kids if you have them.
Add 4 oz of Mascarpone Cheese and the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to the bowl and mix.
Taste the epic flavor of the Bavarian Cream Cheesecake Frosting (if you lick the spoon and keep using it, that's adding the ingredient of love, and some germs, but it's for yourself so go for it)
Dance to your background music while cleaning up odd ends of the kitchen, check your laundry, watch some Lifetime, whatever until your chocolate cake is done and cooled.
Grab two coffee cups. Cut up chunks of one of the 8 inch cakes and put the chunks into your coffee cups filling your cups up to about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up. Give the rest to the kids including the spouse like samples. Don't forget to mention that you really needed those even though you didn't.
Drop a shot of the coffee and half a shot of the rum on top of the cake in the first mug, and repeat with the second mug.
Take a shot of rum if you are allowed, and maybe drop it like it's hot and flash your husband because woo hoo rum.
Spoon half the frosting on one mug, and repeat for the other.
Sprinkle cocoa and cinnamon on top of the mugs and add a Pirouline cookie if you wish.
Grab the other 8 inch cake. Cover with the frosting tub you purchased for it for the kids including the spouse, or maybe give it to your neighbor, or eat it later... Just make sure to act like you made it specifically for the person you gave it to, as if you had no ulterior coffee rum Bavarian Cream awesome motive.
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