Baked Explorations ~
Chocolate Coffee Cake ~ for John’s Birthday!
I perused lots of cookbooks before settling on this fabulous Chocolate Coffee Cake for my husband’s birthday. As you may know, I belong to a group of talented bakers, called Baked Sunday Mornings who are cooking our way through Baked Explorations by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. I really love this cookbook – I learn something new with each recipe. This time, I made a cooked Butter Cream Frosting – and it was so light and fluffy.
The texture and flavor of this chocolate cake are incredible! And paired with melt-in-your-mouth Coffee Butter Cream and Dark Chocolate Ganache make this a chocolate lover’s dream! I decorated the cake with Yogurt and Dark Chocolate covered Almonds and Toffee and Dark Chocolate covered Espresso bits (called “Espresso Pillows”) from Trader Joe’s.
My whole family loved this cake – and most importantly – so did John!
Happy Birthday, Honey!
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