Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Moose Filling

This vanilla cake with chocolate moose filling is a perfect cake for any celebration! The vanilla cake layers are filled with a chocolate moose filling, and the cake is frosted with a whipped chocolate ganache, and decorated with sprinkles.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract.

Alternate add the dry ingredients and milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.  

Divide the batter equally into the prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes

To make the chocolate moose, add water to a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top.

Place chocolate in a medium sized bowl.  Add  heavy whipping cream and sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a simmer then remove from heat and add gelatin mixture. Stir until dissolved. Pour over chocolate.

Whisk until smooth.

In a large bowl, whip the remaining 1 cup heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks.

Whisk ⅓ of the whipped cream into the cooled moose.

Gently fold in the remaining until combined.

Line the springform pan with parchment paper. Allow the parchment paper to overhang a bit. This will help easily remove the cake later on.

Place one cake layer in the bottom of the springform pan.

Spread moose overtop.

Top with the second cake layer. Place plastic wrap overtop of cake and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

To make the whipped chocolate ganache, heat heavy whipping cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and then pour over chocolate.

Let it sit for 3 minutes, and then whisk until smooth.  Let the ganache come to room temperature. 

Whip cooled ganache until stiff peaks form.

Remove cake from the springform pan and place it on a cake decorating stand or plate.

Spread whipped ganache on the top and the sides of the cake. Pipe decorations on top of the cake and scatter sprinkles on top.