Chocolate Wreath Cakes
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix plus ingredients listed on package
  • frosting I prefer buttercream as it stand up to piping well, prepared frosting is too thin, but if that is all you have, add a cup of powdered sugar to it so it will pipe easier and not flop over.
  • green food coloring I used Americolor red
  • red food coloring I used Americolor avocado and a drop of leaf green
Instructions
  1. prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 for dark coated pans.
  3. Put 6 tablespoons batter into each donut compartment.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they are cooked and toothpick comes out fairly clean. Don't overbake until toothpick is dry, your cakes will be dry.Remember they are still baking in the hot pan as it cools before you remove them.
  5. Remove donut cakes when cooled 5 minutes.
  6. Allow cakes to cool completely before adding frosting
  7. Mix frosting with green food coloring reserving ¼ cup frosting to tint red.
  8. Place green frosting into piping bag with a small star tip. I used #18
  9. Place the red in a piping bag with a #4 tip.
  10. Make three rows of stars around the donut to create the wreath.
  11. Then add three red berries to each wreath.
Notes
Place cakes in refrigerator if frosting seems soft so it has a chance to firm up if you feel it will fall off the edge. Buttercream Frosting Recipe 1 cup butter 4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons milk Beat butter until smooth add powdered sugar, vanilla, milk. Mix until blended. If it's HOT outside and I don't want to icing to flop I either mix ½ butter ½ shortening or all shortening. adjust powdered sugar if you add a lot of food coloring or extracts. Makes 12 cakes
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2012/12/chocolate-wreath-cakes.html