As soon as I saw Jennifer’s post for this gorgeous Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake, I planned to make if for my sister-in-law’s birthday! Everything about this cake is perfect. I have to confess to being a tea drinker. The only coffee-flavored anything I usually like is Kahlua! But this was not about me, it was about making the perfect birthday cake for someone else. But, you know what? I ended up loving this cake!
Like that soft dreamy lighting you see in portraits of movie stars, the coffee played the chocolate up to its best advantage. I am a novice when it comes to piping frosting and I had a vision of ombre roses adorning this cake. Suffice it to say, that after a few practice roses, I realized this brilliant idea exceeded my skill-level. Instead, I piped monochrome roses all over the top of the cake. In my (humble) opinion, this rendered a cake worthy of a bridal shower.
The best kept secret of all is how totally easy this cake is to make! The flavor, texture, and icing came together to create a beautiful cake and make my sister-in-law feel super special!
If you’re not familiar with Savory Simple, pop over there to say “hello” to the very talented Jennifer Farley! You will find all kinds of inspiration for your holiday tables.