Easy Numbers Cake
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Easy Numbers Cake

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Level

moderate
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Cooking

25 min
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Preparation

95 min
Ingredients
Servings
12
Vanilla Cake Mix
plus ingredients called for on the box
2 boxes
Powdered Sugar
6 cups
Butter
softened, 3 sticks
12 cups
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
34 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
Assorted Candy
of your choice
Salt
1 pinch
How to cook
Prepare the cakes
  • Preheat oven to 176°C and line two 9 by 13 inch pans with parchment paper.
  • Prepare the cake mixes according to the package directions.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (about 25 minutes).
  • Let the cakes cool.
Prepare the buttercream
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  • Add cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined.
  • If you desire a thinner consistency, add 1 more tablespoon cream.
Assemble and serve
  • When the cakes are cool, flip them onto a cutting board and level them with a serrated knife.
  • Stack one on top of the other and cut out the desired number - discard the scraps or save them for another use.
  • Unstack the top cake layer and spread a thick layer of buttercream on top of it.
  • Stack the second cake layer on top of the buttercream layer.
  • Frost the top of the second cake layer with buttercream.
  • Decorate with candy of your choice.
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