We headed back to the house where Jeff watched football as I made him his Birthday dessert. He wanted something I had never made before so I searched through cookbooks and called mom for suggestions. The final vote was a Milk Chocolate Bar Cake. Yummm!
His parents, Chris, and Kristy came over for cocktails and for presents before we headed down to the Peabody. Then we went to one of my favorite places in Memphis for dinner -- Flight!! If you have not been then I suggest you go for your next night out! There are so many options and everything they cook is fantastic. Although we were all full and didn't need dessert we managed to find a little room for his birthday cake.
Here are a few pics from his past!
1 (18.25 oz) package Swiss Chocolate cake mix
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
10 (1.5 oz) milk chocolate candy bar with almonds, divided
1 (12 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pans on wire rack fro 10 minutes. Beat cream cheese, powered sugar, and granulated sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until it is creamy. Chop 8 candy bars finely. Fold cream cheese mixture and chopped candy into whipped topping. Spread icing between layers and on top and sides of the cake. Chop remaining 2 candy bars over cake. Press remaining chopped candy along the edge of the cake. Yield: 1 (3 layer) cake.
Modifications: I made a few changes to the recipe. I only did a 2 layer cake simply because I did not have an extra cake pan. I poured 1/2 cup of Kahlua on the cakes after they came out of the oven to spice it up a bit. I probably could have added more but I was afraid it would get too soft and fall apart as I was icing it. I bought 5 (4.25 oz) candy bars instead of the size listed in the recipe.