I was honoured when asked to bake the birthday cake for a friend’s party. I had just the thing for it too! Having just made Smoked Chocolate, I knew that I had to use it in this cake. The cake was a huge hit… it was also huge. I doubled this recipe for a two layer cake. I put a fudge-y chocolate layer in the middle and topped it all off with a marshmallow and cream cheese frosting. The recipe here makes one 9-inch, single layer cake. You will need a kitchen scale to weight out the chocolate.
Keep in mind that you do not need to double the filling recipe, only the batter and the frosting if doing a two tier cake.
Marshmallow Cream Cheese Icing
These beautiful photos of the cake were graciously done by my friend Kelly. I can’t thank her enough for stepping up to the plate! I totally forgot to bring the camera in all the party excitement.
This cake was a super hit! It was crazy to make and we had a great time doing it. But the strangest thing happened! The batter was like the fluffiest mousse that I have ever seen. It was beautiful and incredibly tasty. But the cake, it was dense. Moist and delicious, but dense. You didn’t need much to get your fix! A 9-inch round cake will easily do 12 people. Also the icing did not hold it’s shape if it got even remotely warm. It didn’t melt outright, but was not the greatest to use for making a fancy cake. I would recommend a buttercream or something with a little more body for that.
Roasted On A Plank
Blood Orange Salmon Roasted On A Plank; visually it’s stunning. The delicate scent caresses your nose. The fish all but melts on your tongue. The sauce is sticky and tangy and sweet. The whole meal is incredibly light as well.View Details
Such Spicy Garlic
The Super Garlicky Thai Chicken was tangy and spicy with all the garlic you could ever want to consume. I served it with leftover potatoes and loads of green veggies, but over rice would be superb.View Details
With Candied Bacon
Basically I saw this and said the words Stout & Chocolate Cheesecake With Candied Bacon to my husband, the Baron of Baking. Stunned, he stopped everything and slowly turned to me. “Yes” was all he said.View Details
With Roasted Potatoes
Glazed carrots and roasted potatoes were both always on the menu when it came to any major family holiday meal. These dishes were prepared in the same way every time and passed down from mother to daughter for at least four generations. Today I am going to share with you a new take on the classic Roasted Carrots, and tell you the secret (as per my mother’s mother) to the perfect Roasted Potato.View Details
On A Beer Can
Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken the most moist chicken you’ve ever had with a hint of citrusy-goodness, nice and herb-y finish.View Details
With Caramelized Shallots
Leftover Chicken Potstickers are a great way to use the leftover chicken from the Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken you made.View Details
on the Grill
“Third times the charm”. And charmed it was. They were a big hit! Delicious and fudgey, they turned out pretty fantastic. Here’s how I made Cake Pops on the grill.View Details
Sweet Snack Food
Smoked Date Squares are a hefty, coffee cake-like delicacy with a satisfying finish. Add a little smoke and you have a grilled delight that is sure to please.View Details