|A cake fit for a celebration!|
This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for
|Chocolate cakes fresh from the oven|
This is meant to be a six-layer cake, but, alas, ours is only three. When we accidentally sliced the first layer a little too diagonally, we just decided to just keep the cakes whole. I keep thinking about getting a cake slicer but really don’t think I’d use it enough to make it worthwhile. Although the cake would have been more spectacular with six layers, it was still impressive with only three.
|The lightest, yummiest Vanilla Buttercream I’ve ever made!|
|Whipped Egg Whites and Sugar|
For me, the most intriguing part of this recipe was the meringue-based buttercream. We whipped egg whites with a little sugar then made a sugar syrup, whipped it into the egg whites, then added copious amounts of softened butter and vanilla bean paste. I could have eaten this stuff with a spoon – it was amazing and my favorite part of this recipe. This could easily become my go-to buttercream! It’s fabulous.
Imagine rich, dark chocolate cake layered with the lightest, most buttery vanilla cream drizzled with silky chocolate ganache…it’s heavenly! This birthday-worthy cake is as delicious as it is impressive. My whole family enjoyed it and wrangled over the leftovers.