Friday, September 6, 2013

Another birthday cake


Hubby celebrated his birthday recently and so it was time to get creative with another birthday cake. I forgot to take a 'before' photo, so here it is sans candles and several slices!

This time a chocolate cake, with yummy homemade raspberry mousse filling, courtesy of a Danish recipe I found here. I used a different chocolate cake recipe though, one I've used previously and knew would be OK - it contains melted dark chocolate plus Dutch cocoa. I probably overdid it with four layers - it was very tall, ha ha!
Three layers with more of the mousse filling as per the Cakejournal recipe might have worked better, so next time I'll do this instead.
However it was a delicious cake, not too sweet at all. None of us are overly keen on very sweet frosting/icing so I also used whipped cream to decorate the top and a sprinkling of some more chocolate (actually a broken up 'Flake').


9 comments:

Liz Clark said...

What a fabulous cake! My middle daughter had her 16th Birthday last week. Happy Birthday to G from us all here at Mad Bush Farm

Amy said...

very nice - well done!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks Liz. Wow 16 already!

Thanks Amy, needless to say for a big cake it's been demolished fairly quickly!

Mrs. Mac said...

You 'tease' with that photo! I'm drooling! Looks delish! Happy birthday to your hubby.

BLD in MT said...

A great big happy birthday to him! That looks and sounds like one amazing cake. I love layer cakes. They're so fun.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Sorry about that Mrs Mac :-)

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

I've actually never made a layer cake before, don't know why!
It was a very big cake though so I think we need to go on one of your long hikes now!! :-)

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

(above comment @BLD in MT)

Shaheen said...

Belated Birthday wishes to your husband. He surely must have been delighted with that layered cake. I love the sound of the raspberry mousse too. Four layers is not over-doing it - its impressive. I've never attempted a cake with so many layers, so am real impressed.