I was given a pack of Lindt dark chocolate with soft and delicate orange pieces and crispy toasted almond slivers inside. The citrus flavour blends perfectly with the intense dark chocolate. And this was how the inspiration for this chocolate cake with orange marmalade came along.
It’s been so long since last time I made Tiramisu. Too long that I had no idea that Tiramisu could be presented as a cake. Now since I have to make cakes every now and then because of my very celebratory children, I had to convert a conventional Tiramisu into a cake. Just for their approval.
I know. Ganache? Where? Because all you can see is a chocolate blanket, or mudslide, or A MESS.
This chocolate devil’s food cake with espresso swiss meringue buttercream is probably one of my best. Not only the decoration, which I admit looks professional and elegant. But the taste is OH-MY-GODLY flavourful. The espresso buttercream is a total to-die-for. I was licking everywhere when frosting the cake.
Last year I made an Elmo cake for Ethan’s second birthday. It seemed pretty logical that this year should be Cookie Monster’s turn. As if the full house of Sesame Street characters and the constantly playing of TV shows are NOT ENOUGH. I don’t know how to explain that except MOTHERS ARE DUMB.