I knew I wanted to make these cake skewers as part of our Valentines dessert. I have seen these all over pinterest and they are usually made with cake mixes. I knew I wanted to make my favourite chocolate cake recipe for these as Randal loves that as well, but I did take the easy route for the yellow cake and used a box mix, but I used milk not water and butter not oil.
1 yellow cake mix
1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
¾ cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
6 tbsp. valrhona cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
½ cup black coffee
½ cup buttermilk
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
To make the yellow cake, in the bowl of an electric mixer combine the cake mix, butter, milk and eggs. Beat until combined.
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
To make the chocolate cake, in a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking
powder and salt, whisk to blend and set aside. In the bowl of an
electric mixer, combine the sugar, vegetable oil and egg. Beat on medium
speed until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. With the mixer on low speed,
blend in half of the dry ingredients, beating just until incorporated.
Blend in the coffee, buttermilk and vanilla just until smooth. Beat in
the remaining dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated. Pour into a greased square pan and bake at 350 for 28-30 minutes.
Once cakes have cooled cut into squares. Take a skewer and alternate with cake squares and strawberries, drizzle with melted white and milk chocolate.