Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Very Curly Chocolate Cake

Welcome to Foodie Friday.
This week, the optional theme is cAkEs; but all recipes are welcome.
I made a Very Curly Chocolate Cake for my two sons. Trey's birthday was
May 6th
and
Bandwith's is today, May 7th.




A Very Curly Chocolate Cake
Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Golden cake mix
Duncan Hines Classic Chocolate icing
Pillsbury Creamy Vanilla icing
Hershey’s chocolate bar
marshmallows

Bake cake according to directions. Cool. (I used an angel food pan, because I wanted a neat, little hole for marshmallows. I cut the cake in half.)

On the bottom layer, spread a thick layer of chocolate icing. Next, spread an equally thick layer of vanilla. Stuff marshmallows into the center. Add top layer. Stuff more marshmallows into the center. Ice (I used chocolate).

Shave chocolate curls on top.

Happy Birthday, Trey & Bandwith!

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70 comments:

  1. I'll come back and see if mr. linky appears for me. I have a variation on cake ....I'm posting the coffee cake kind!
    Your chocolate curly cake looks wonderful. I love all the curls and swirls!

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  2. Not only does this look delicious, but it's a work of art! Happy Birthday to your two sons!

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  3. What a gorgeous cake, Dear Gollum! Happy Birthday to the Gollum boys! Guess what? My son-in-law's birthday is May 8 and my son's is May 9!
    My birthday isn't until November, could I still have a piece of cake!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  4. Oh..... chocolate heaven! Yum!!! I will be adding this to my "desserts to make" list.

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  5. What a pretty cake!
    Sandra

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  6. Oh those curls, I think I just gained three lbs looking at them! Sounds delicious!

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  7. I love the curls- this sounds delicious too!

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  8. Your cake is just gorgeous! It's really like the teensy cake at the beginning of my post, lol. I must apologize for having to reenter my address on Mr. Linky. I was rushing and entered it incorrectly. I hope that you are able to delete my first entry. Have a wonderful weekend...Nancy

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  9. Hello Gollum! Happy Birthday to your sons! That is one scrumptious cake! I'll be joining in tomorrow at about midnight. Great theme for today!

    Happy Friday!

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  10. What a beautiful cake! The curls make it look so fancy. Happy birthday to both of your sons.

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  11. What a great idea and it looks wonderful. I think I could do that! THanks!

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  12. Mmmmmmm...this looks delish!
    I love recipes with mixes!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    ;-D

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  13. Wishing the Gollum boys a very merry birthday indeed! With boys I bet that there's nary a crumb left!

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  14. Happy birthday, little Gollums!!!!!! The cake looks wondeful, M! But how come Trey gets a real name and Bandwidth gets, well, Bandwidth? LOL
    I didn't even know there WAS a second son!

    Justine :o )

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  15. There you go again with just a little sliver of chocolate on top.
    Looks delicious. Happy birthday guys on your birthday mine was May 6, my brother's was May 4 and my dear mother would have celebrated her 79 birthday on May 30th.
    There are some really good post this week. I just might get the hang of this. There is hope for me yet! LOL

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  16. Wow, gorgeous cake & sounds like something I can actually do! Happy Birthday Trey & Bandie! ☺ Diane

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  17. Oh me oh my. That cake looks sooo delish! I am so hankering for a piece.

    My recipe is SO not a cake. Now I wish it were!

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  18. I applaud you Michael! Just beautiful.... sounds fairly simple to make and I'm sure it's delicious. Happy Birthday to the Gollum brothers! That cake stand is stunning!

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  19. Happy Birthday to your boys! This cake looks delicious, the the curls make it so festive. I love the "marshmallow surprise" in the middle - yummy! Thanks for hosting this. Kathy

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  20. OOOO, this looks so so yummy and it is BEAUTIFUL. I am going to copy this down so I can do one like it soon. We don't have to wait for birthdays around SweetNothing's Cottage ....we LOVE cake..!
    Thanks again for hosting this and I so hope your burns are better, dear one..
    xo bj

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  21. Oh, and I meant to wish the Gollum boys a happy, happy birthday!!

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  22. I never knew you had 2 sons!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to both of them!!!! The cake looks SOOOO delish! I have a chocolate cake, well 1/2 of one, leftover from the other day and tonight just treated myself to some of the ICING around the edge:):) Love, Pinky

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  23. Hi Gollum
    The cakes look beautiful. I love the chocolate curls!

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  24. I love your cake. It looks like a wonderful cake you would find in the Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland. It is so special and I bet your boys love you so much.

    The Raggedy Girl

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  25. Oh chocolate, there's just nothing like it. . . food of the Gods. Your cake looks fabulous!
    Happy Twirls

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  26. Happy birthday to the boys--your real Mother's Day present. The cake is too pretty to eat! I made your "Publix/Cool Whip cake for a group and it was a hit! I have not perfected those chocolate curls--mine are not that long!!!

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  27. Looks too good for words!
    I love all things chocolate, I'm sure to have sweet dreams~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  28. Happy birthday to Trey and Bandwith! Their birthday cake looks beautiful and delicious!...Christine

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  29. Happy birthday to Trey and Bandwith! Their birthday cake looks beautiful and delicious!...Christine

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  30. Decadent Gollum! Happy Birthday to both of your boys! I bet May is a fun time at your house! ~ Robyn

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  31. G... that is one yummy lookin chocolate cake... and being a certified chocoholic... what time would you like for me to drop by to help you eat the left-overs!

    blessings. Dixie

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  32. Ohhhh I am such a chocoholic - now I may have to feed the need . . .

    Beautiful cake - I'm new to these sites - so maybe next week I'll be ready to join in the yumm...ilicious Friday food day

    :)

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  33. Oh My! What a beautiful cake! Happy Birthday to your Sons!!
    Glenda

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  34. Best wishes of course to the Birthday Bandits! And I do have to note..that the carefree slathering of the chocolate icing, in juxtaposition of the exquisite cake platter...is fabulous!

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  35. Oh YES! YES! YES! This is what I'm talking about Looks and sounds delicious.

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  36. The potluck recipes are SO good! I've been saving recipes right and left.

    The boys thank you--and I do, too--for your sweet birthday wishes.

    I am SO HAPPY that Mr. Linky returned. I don't know where he went, pr wju. but I sure hope he stays!

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  37. This cake looks fantastic! Those photos are gorgeous, too. What a fun thing to bake!

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  38. Happy bithday to your boys! Their cake looks delicious. Thank you for hosting foodie friday. I don't know why that little happy face shows up after my name. I've tried to erase him, but he still keeps popping up on Mr. Linky!

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  39. Your cake is stunning and looks oh so delicious. There really is nothing better than chocolate, and those curls are to die for! Gorgeous cake, can I have a bite?

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  40. Yum! Your cake looks scrumptious.

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  41. Ahhh a 'feast for the eyes' that you can eat! A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both of your children.

    (In our family, the males seem to have a mononpoly on May Birthdays as well. Five in total. Grandson, Brother, SIL, Uncle, Son.)

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!! -Brenda-

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  42. I am amazed at what you can do with a box cake! Stunningly beautiful and inspiring!

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  43. FABULOUS looking cake -- what a brilliant idea. Looks like a bakery creation!

    And the fact that you used a CAKE MIX makes me love you all the more.

    :-)
    Cass

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  44. Oh, this sounds so good. I love the double frostings and the marshmallow surprise. What a fun cake. Happy Birthday to the boys. Hugs, Marty

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  45. Theres not much better than a yellow cake with chocolate icing..so homey, but you have put a very tasty spin on it! And of course you made it look divine. Thanks for hosting this fun event!

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  46. What a beautiful cake, and it sounds sooo easy. I might even be able to accomplish this. I'm definitely going to try! I am in lust for that cake stand! It is absolutely gorgeous! laurie

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  47. I had all good intentions of joining in today, but forgot to take pics. before the casserole was half eaten. Anyway, I did do a link to your site on my post today.
    Hope your arm is better.
    Glenda

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  48. That cake looks delicious! And a very Happy Birthday to your boys! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  49. Happy Birthday to your Boys! The cake is just divine! I just love it! I going to come back and write it all down I would love to have one. OK my post is not really food cooked but it could be! lol I miss visiting everyone! I knew it could not go on Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Then I had the idea, roses are edible and sheep too.

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  50. OMG, it looks great...I'm so hungry now....hahaha!

    Have a Happy Mother's Day!

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  51. Happy to be here. I love this theme. As for Mr Linky it has been giving me trouble on my site too. You can follow them on Twitter and get instant updates on the situations.
    Have a great weekend.

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  52. Oh my but I could like the plate on this one! Thanks for hosting and sharing. Happy Mom's Day to you!
    Joyce

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  53. I love the marshmallows inside! A very pretty cake.

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  54. I have never heard of Foodie Friday..saw the button on someone's blog and followed it. OMG...I want a piece of that chocolate cake!

    I'll be back, maybe I will have a post next Friday.

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  55. Happy birthday to the boys and Boy, are they lucky to have such a wonderful cake (and mom)!

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  56. * Whew! I guess I JUST made it in time to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to the BOYS in the Gollum House!!! (I WOULD "sing it", but Belle just puts her tail between her legs, howls and then runnnnns off n' hides!!!)~~~

    (Note: My birthday's in July, GiGi... did you know CHOCOLATE CAKES, even those as GORGEOUS as THIS, actually do "VERRRRY well" in the mail?!?! Ha!!!)...

    Seriously, not only is that cake FABULOUS & OH-SO-MOUTHWATERING (so how's "The DIET" going these days, girlfriend?), but that STAND is SOOOOO PERRRRTY!!! (And where was THIS "hidden"?)...

    Hope you and ALL YOUR BOYS (n' girls!) enjoy the BD festivities, Michael!

    Love,
    Linda (n' Jim & Belle, too!)

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  57. P.S. Did anyone ELSE notice your cake looks like a CROWN? Like as in "fit for a Prince" (or two?!)~~~ XO

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  58. That is about the most beautiful cake I have ever seen! It should be on the cover of a cookbook! Linda

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  59. Oh my...that cake looks so good! I wish I had a piece now! I wish I could stick my finger through the screen and taste that frosting! It looks like it's soooo good!

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  60. Breathtaking! Happy birthdays too!

    Sophia

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  61. Happy Birthday to your "Boys".. the cake looks downright sinful and am sure it is lo-cal!! lol I've never seen such perfect chocolate curls...mine always seems to break apart!

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  62. That cake is a work of art. I so have to join you in this (not much of a cook but will try). Maybe next week.

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  63. I just made that cake for the Mother's Day party I went to today. Thanks for the great idea! Everyone thinks I am a baking genius!

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  64. Laura Beth, I hope you stop by to read this. I can't leave a comment on your blog. I'm thinking others are having trouble leaving comments, too. I tried and tried! I loved your coffee cake recipe.

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  65. Lord have mercy that cake looks good!

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  66. You had me at chocolate cake! This is so beautiful!!!!! I'll make it this weekend. I'm new to you blog and will be back SOON to figure out how to participate! I love this!!!! Nice to meet you

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  67. Perfect ... I will not resist! I love your blog!

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