As the unofficial “birthday-cake-baker” in lab (a job that makes science failures bearable)– I present the first cake of the year. My labmate is a big fan of cookies and so I made him a cake that paid homage to the all time classic, the chocolate chip cookie. This cake may look “over-the-top” (not my words), but it is two layers of chocolate cake with a cookie dough filling in the middle. It a mascarpone cream frosting, a chocolate ganache drizzle and crushed cookies on top. I had fun making it, and my labmates enjoyed it. I hope this inspires your next baking adventure !
Black Forest Cake. My earliest memory of this cake is when my mother would go buy it from a bakery in Dallas for my father. This is my father’s favorite cake. That SAYS A LOT because when it comes to sweets he is a true Bengali man. The only other “western” dessert he likes is a good almond biscotti. However, I did not make this cake for my dad this time around, I made it for my Swedish Boss’s birthday. Now when bossman goes for a second piece of cake, you know its good. So this post is about a cake I made for my boss but is dedicated to my father–just in time for Father’s Day !!!!
This is what happens to frozen cherries when you cook it down with some sugar, lemon juice and a little bit of gelatin. Feel free to use cherry preserves, but please DO NOT use that bright red cherry pie filling !
Simple box cake ! I went for the super rich, moist chocolate kind ! YUM! This white concoction is coolwhip mixed with white chocolate pudding mix ! The pudding mix stabilizes the whipped cream and it makes it easier to pipe !
Cover cake with frosting, cover frosting with chocolate sprinkle ! If you are making this cake during the colder months, grate fresh chocolate and cover the cake. I tried to do that, but my kitchen was too hot and the chocolate was melting !
NOW EAT CAKE !