What’s a better way to “”””celebrate”””” that Spring break is over and I have to go back to school than having cake?
Just kidding, it was the bro bro’s birthday and the occasion called for cake. I’m actually crying because of the end of the holiday period… although now that I think about it, it might just be because of the fact that the cake is all gone.
And it’s a mighty delicious one (in case you couldn’t tell by the tittle – hello cookie dough and whipped cream? perfection), so it is a reason to hide in a dark corner and sob like it’s your job.
Ahhh if I get paid for sobbing though. I could totally afford my shoe addition that way!
Moving back to the cake. I hope the bro bro loves me now, because this beauty involved:
a) Some Friday midnight baking when I should have been out partying. Believe me when I tell you that I lead a 100% cake appreciation life hey.
b) A Saturday’s siesta that I didn’t took because I was battling with that buttercream (aka: trying not to eat it all with a spoon before frosting the cake. Man, that was hard business….)
c) And part of my Sunday morning, which should have been used to sleep in…….. and pancakes.
That being said, I hope I’m his favorite sister now. Which translates as “I hope that he buys me the pair of shoes I’ve been wanting for weeks”.
But it was all so so worth it guys. Every bit of effort was paid-off in the end, because this cake is a real winner. How wouldn’t it be though? We’re talking about homemade whipped cream layered between moist chocolate cake and then covered in sweet cookie dough so you bet this one is a game changer!
I could go on for hours talking about this cake, but being honest, the sooner you stop reading this, the sooner you can start stuffing your mouth with this cake. And you’d better start pronto, because there’s so much work involved here.
Yes, layer cakes are scary. Buttercream freaks me out so much because I always fear that it doesn’t turn out fine and I’m left with a bucket of tooth-achingly-sweet paste.
Don’t worry though! I used a recipe by Sally and if you’ve ever tried one, you know that they come out perfect 101% of the time, so no need for nightmares where I’m buried alive under tons of too sweet, slimy buttercream.
Nope, this one has the perfect texture and tastes like real cookie dough. Covering your cake. Which is kinda dangerous because you might want to eat it all by the spoon and forget about frosting the cake.
Not that that thought has crossed my mind or something.
Layer cakes are also super difficult to assemble if you have the skills of a three-year-old (hello I DO), but if that’s the case, you can always go ahead and call it “a rustic cake”. Or a “super duper rustic one”, if you’re as untalented as yours truly.
Seriously, I’m supposed to be an adult in like 3 months. My 3-year-old behaviour should have been gone by now… Hey, I hope that the moment I turn 18, I magically develope some kind of supernatural powers so I’m able to frost cakes like this talented lady would.
And I also hope that the moment I turn 18, I get the shoes I like as a present.
Plus a slice of this cake too.
- Make cake as directed. Pour batter into 2 small round pans and bake at 200ºC for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Chill overnight or freeze cakes before you cut them into layers.
- When they're chilled, cut into 3 layers (you might get 4, depending on size of your pan. Don't worry, there's enough filling and frosting to cover it all!) and set aside.
- Make cheesecake filling as directed.
- Spread a thick layer on top of two (or three if you're making 4 layers) of the cake rounds. Chill for 4-5 hours to the whipped cream sets.
- Assemble cake and set aside to chill for 1-2 hours.
- Make frosting following Sally's directions.
- Frost cake with a spatula. It won't be smooth because of the chocolate chips though!
- Chill cake for 3-4 hours.
- Let it warm a bit before eating because it's so much better that way!
Life update: I’ve got like three weeks more of hectic exams before my graduation (still not have dress sigh sigh), which translates as three weeks of sleepless nights and campings in the library. I’m super sorry because I really enjoy blogging, but due to the circumstances, I’m forced to take it easier now because I need to get good grades and stuff (bad grades = bad job = no money for shoes), so I won’t post that often. And it will take me a bit loonger to coment on your blogs 🙁 I hope you understand it guys, but it’s the way that things are now! I’ll be back to normal once my pre-university exams are over (after the big party that I’ll throw, that is!!). Meanwhile, it’d be lovely if some of you could guest-post for me here. I know you’re busy like me, but if you really feel like doing so (and we read each other’s blogs and stuff), it would mean a world! Drop me an email or something if you’re interested and thanks for putting up with me!
Hope you had a nice Easter day!