My daughter was turning 21 and of all things, she wanted a Barbie Cake. So I dug out my grandmother’s midnite chocolate cake recipe and started baking. I doubled the recipe and used a batter bowl to bake it in. It took 1 hour and ten minutes at 325 to get done. I let it cool overnight.

With a serrated knife, I leveled the bottom off the cake and turned it over onto an 8 inch plate. I scored an x in the top of the cake to easily slid Barbie into it. The next day my younger daughter went to town with butter cream icing and food coloring. She used a tiny cake decorator and made it look just right. We included a sash on the Barbie that said ” finally legal, 21″! And we put a bottle of whiskey in her hand.

Hope you like our cake. We added confetti and 21 tea lights to the cake plate.