Death by Chocolate Cake

I made a cake! I know, I know… so what? Well this particular cake was very involved and complicated and delicious! I made it for my pregnant sister-in-law’s birthday. When I asked her husband what she would like, he said “Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!” So I searched for the craziest chocolate cake I could find. I think I found it. Here is the original recipe at The Slow Roasted Italian.

I modified it only a little bit, and I also spread out the cooking times a little. Instead of making it all at once, I made the ganache and chocolate mousse beforehand since they could sit either at room temperature or in the fridge. I also only had one level of brownie, it was far too thin for me to attempt cutting in half. Well, with my talents anyway.

So, there was really only 6 layers for me.

  1. Chocolate Brownie
  2. Chocolate Ganache 
  3. Chocolate Mousse
  4. Cocoa Meringue
  5. Then I frost with the Ganache
  6. And decorate with the Mousse

Here are all the ingredients

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And I’m sure I’m even missing some in this picture… And yes, my homemade vanilla extract is in an old rum bottle.

So, first I made the Chocolate Mousse and put it in a Tupperware container in the fridge.003 (2)

Then I made the Ganache and left it in a bowl on the counter.

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After I put the kids down for a nap, I made the Cocoa Meringue. That I sadly do not have a picture of, because it’s pretty cool! You make the meringue and then pipe it into a circle on parchment paper and bake until it’s nice and crispy!

Then I made the Chocolate Brownie. Mmmm, so fudgey and chocolate-y, it even has chocolate chips melted inside it!

I made my own layers, frosted and decorated, and voila!

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Not perfect or anything, but it was tasty! And my sister-in-law said she loved it!

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So that’s a win in my book! It also gave me the confidence to try more things like this. I want to experiment and explore, and just see where it takes me! Hopefully somewhere tasty!

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2 thoughts on “Death by Chocolate Cake

  1. Your cake was so good and so rich! It reminded me of a quote I saw: “I tried death by chocolate, but it only made me stronger.” : )

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