Chocolate Cakesters with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

December 12, 2012

How do they do it? How? I look at some of these other foodie blogs and do they get it baked, cooked, get all the props perfect, the picture perfect, edit, label, post it, be everywhere being social and oh..take care of their kids too?!  It's amazing. I am in awe. Honestly.  As you can see by above times, I attempt to keep an eye on a 2 year old and take pictures of desserts.  This is not an easy task.  This week, as been even crazier than normal around here.  Today, instead of having super duper well kids back at school....I had 5, yes, all 5 back home sick.  It's a long story that will bore you to tears, so, I'll skip it. So, my so-so schedule that is regularly kept regarding blogging has flown out the window. Gone.  Bye! Bye! Let's hope the next few days get us back in gear and I can join my online friends once again.
Speaking of is one for ya.  The original recipe for this states they are Homemade Oreo Cakesters.  They don't include Oreos, but, darn, they do taste just like the cakesters.  The frosting is simply eat with a spoon yummy too.  Make them and they just go to will have finished them before you know it.
{Just a side note, if you don't want to make the homemade frosting, any creamy vanilla or cream cheese frosting will go well}

Cakesters Adapted From
Frosting Adapted From

for cakesters:
1 box- devils food cake mix
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg

for vanilla butter cream frosting:
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp clear butter flavoring (in spice/extract section)

for cakesters:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with non stick cooking spray.  Mix all cakesters ingredients in mixing bowl until combined.  Dough will be stiff.
Drop heaping spoonfuls on prepared cookie sheet about 2 ins apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.
for frosting:
Beat shortening until fluffy.  Add in milk, vanilla, and butter flavoring. Beat until combined.  Add powder sugar 1 cup at a time until completely mixed.
Frost on one side of cakester, then top with another, creating a sandwich.



  1. I don't know how bloggers with kids do it!!! These cakesters look super-duper tasty!

  2. Mmmm looks yummy and it looks like someone is already stealing some ;-) LOL
    Have a great night!


    1. Yep, he gobbled it up! Thanks for stopping by Jill! Have a good weekend :)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen


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