August Birthday Cake for a French Lab mate. The stakes are always high when you are baking for some French. Stress not ! This is not a recipe per say, it is an idea, a combination of flavors that are classic. Chocolate layer cake (out of a box), filled with apricot jam and whipped cream. Topped with chocolate frosting and decorated with dried apricots and almonds. Nothing to it !
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 !