A Birthday Cake

Today, October 15th, is my husband’s birthday. Léo loves chocolate, so obviously chocolate was going to be part of the equation. I had some aging figs on hand that I turned into a jam-like filling, and some almonds that I roasted to use as garnish. 

I found a recipe on The Kitchn, which you can find at the bottom of this blog post. For the frosting, I followed a simple recipe of melting 2 sticks of butter with one cup of chopped dark chocolate, cooling it until it hardens, and whipping it until it’s fluffy. Essentially a whipped ganache. This method is super fast, but you must work with it quickly in a warm room or the butter will begin to melt out! Chill after frosting, or else. 

Oh, chocolate. So easy to photograph. 

Cake recipe: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-weeknight-layer-cake-bu-80097

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