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.
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