For Rachel's birthday I made this utterly delicious Chocolate Bavarian Torte. The recipe is by Edith Holmstrom from Madison, Wisconsin and appeared in the Taste of Home magazine. I normally would not use a cake mix, especially for a special occasion, but in this case it does the trick!
1 package devil's food cake mix without pudding
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups whipping cream, whipped
2 tbsp grated semi-sweet chocolate
Mix and bake cake according to package directions, using 2 9" cake pans. Cool in pans for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Split each cake into two horizontal layers; place one on a serving plate. Spread with 1/4 of the cream mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the chocolate. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
I bet this recipe would make awesome cupcakes, too! You could fill and frost each cupcake with the whipped cream mixture. I may have to try this for our upcoming craft day. I bet the ladies would love them!