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.
With Garlic Cream Dip
For supper I made these Savoury Scallion And Sausage Pancakes With Garlic Cream Dip! Super tasty, filled with cheese and scrumptious morsels of savoury sausage.View Details
On The Grill
Dinner is not the only thing you can make on the grill. I made breakfast on the grill this weekend, Stuffed French Toast On The Grill is oh so tasty and decadent.View Details
Breakfast for dinner?
Here you have delicious, and messy and burger in one package. What could possibly make it better? BACON. Yep. Oh and Hollandaise.View Details
A match made in Mexico
These simple tacos are actually fajita flavoured, with the hint of smoke that only grilling gives you. Add some homemade salsa and you have a match made in Mexico.View Details
Bundles of Mexican Joy
They’re a little messy, but oh so tasty. I bet you could go crazy with variations too.View Details
Super Easy Mexican
Taco Seasoning is super simple and goes great on beef, pork and chicken. Perfect for taco night!View Details
Fajita Mix is perfect for chicken, but goes well with beef and pork for sure. Use it when you need to add a Mexican flair to your meal.View Details
With winter still battering us in the northern areas of North America, a good stew is just about the best thing you can eat. It warms you from the inside. It’s lighter than a beef stew too.View Details