Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Best Birthday Cake

Thank You, Thank You, THANK YOU to my sweet friend, Donna. She made this fantastic Death by Chocolate cake and gave it to me for my birthday yesterday. This is the most amazing chocolate creation I have ever tasted.

There are seven individual layers of delicious goodness, brownie layer, ganache layer, cocoa meringue, espresso mousse, another brownie layer, dark chocolate ganache with chocolate mousse stars on top. I'm in awe of this masterpiece. You can click here to follow her step by step recipe instructions if you dare to tempt yourself.

In case you are wondering, this cake is insanely rich, but in the best possible way. All of the layers compliment each other and they don't overwhelm you with just chocolate. The above slice served three people. Thank you again, Donna! This is an unforgettable cake.

16 comments:

  1. OMG... I think I put on 5 pounds just looking at the picture! Somehow it looks like the chocolate equivalent of the Mexican "tres leches" cake. At least that's how I'm imagining it would taste.

    I hope you had a very happy birthday!

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  2. First of all happy birthday!!:) And may be you live many many Death by Chocolate cakes:)

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  3. Happy birthday! Great cake to celebrate birthday :)

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  4. That cake looks amazing. It looks so good I could eat the picture. Since I can't eat sugar any longer, the picture is all I can eat.

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  5. Happy birthday!!! What a fantastic cake to receive on your birthday... or any day for that matter!!!

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  6. Happy birthday! What a fabulous cake to celebrate with!

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  7. Happy belated Birthday! That piece of cake is sinfully rich but it's just too good to refuse!

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  8. Happy late birthday! It's best to celebrate several days anyway. Hope it was a wonderful, fun filled day. That cake looks so amazing. Really over the top delicious. Thanks for sharing your birthday cake if only in photos! Haha. Have a lovely weekend. Tricia

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  9. I'm drooling just thinking about one bite of that cake :). Happy birthday!!!
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  10. Well Happy Birthday!! You mentioned birthday cake in one of your comments the other day, but it didn't occur to me that it was YOUR birthday. What a great friend:-)...I need to find a friend like that here in NC..unfortunately I am the only baker amongst my friends here (which will get you a cupcake..) Well enjoy - you will be eating this all year it looks like!

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  11. Oh. My. Goodness!!
    Happy Belated Birthday, Mary!!
    That cake is to die for! What a wonderful friend Donna is!!
    Is she taking orders? ;-)

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  12. Wow, for someone that really doesn't like chocolate, I'm at a loss for words. This cake looks so decadent. Perfect birthday cake! That was so sweet of Donna. :)

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  13. Hey, Happy Birthday! :) Your friends is pretty awesome for making you that delicious cake!

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  14. Holy smokes that is a gorgeous piece of cake!

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  15. Oh my this looks amazing! Is this the go-to recipe you were talking about?
    Jo-Anna

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  16. Oh my gosh, NO, Jo-Anna. This is a million times more complicated than a basic chocolate cake. :) And yes, this cake is breathtaking in it's deliciousness.

    This is my new go-to chocolate cake recipe:
    http://barefeetinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/10/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake.html

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