We decided on coffee. The perfect marriage! Oh, but first! I wanted to share something we love (that has absolutely nothing to do with the recipe). I wasn't too crazy about the vanilla or mocha. But this new flavor... delicious!
Now back to the recipe...
We baked a dark chocolate fudge cake mix according to package directions. (Ruthy, turn away. You don't have to lay your eyes on a mix if you can't bear it!) :)
My daughter wanted a cream cheese icing, so we mixed one package light cream cheese with a little less than 1 box powdered sugar.
Then for the flavoring. I was afraid cream cheese icing might be weird with coffee, so we made a small test batch. It was surprisingly yummy!
I mixed 1/2 packet of Starbucks Via with a little bit of water (if I had to guess, I'd say it was about 2-3 tablespoons of water) to make a very strong coffee. Then I stirred it into the icing.
Then we iced our cake.
And went a little crazy with the decorations for Christmas. :)
It was very tasty! And fun to play around and make up a recipe. A nice mother-daughter activity!