The chocolate cake recipe is divine - made with cocoa and coffee. The buttercream recipe is perfectly sweet. It contrasts nicely with the chocolate ganache (I've never made a ganache before - heck I never even KNEW what one was!). Throw in some Heath Bar bits and it is more than wonderful!
This is my cake - not as perfect as the one on the blog but perfectly tasty!
Here's a closeup of the top of the cake:
Just as a side note, I had covered the cake with Press'n'Seal when I transported it to work. Good thing because the traffic on the freeway stopped abruptly and my creation tipped over. When I got to work it was a little squished on one side but with all the frosting in the middle and the ganache holding everything together, it survived!
Tonight I wanted to share this great recipe with my husband, daughter and son-in-law, but a cake like this was way too much for us. I tried to do a half recipe, but that didn't turn out well. So I made cupcakes. I used the "from scratch" recipe, even though it is sort of a flat cake when baked. I didn't put pieces of Heath Bar on top, just crumbles. They were equally delicious.
So, break out the mixer and pick up some supplies at the store and give this a try. I guarantee it's worth the effort!!
|Buttercream frosting on the chocolate cupcakes|
|A bit of ganache dripped on top and some Heath Bar crumbles to top it off|
|Sweet and bitter - now all we need is a cup of coffee!!|