Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why Rahul loves me

I made him sour cream chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate peanut butter glaze for his birthday.

I first read about this cake over at Smitten Kitchen where Deb baked it for her chocolate mad husband's birthday with rave reviews. The recipe comes from Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne, and after a few google searches relating to this book I knew I had to buy it.

My God, is this cake rich. It took five of us to eat just a quarter of it, so it would easily serve twenty people despite the recipe's instructions that it could do 12 or 16. Having said that, Rahul loved it and took about a quarter of the remains to work today.

If you love Reese's peanut butter cups this is the cake of your dreams.

I can't decide what to bake next. Peach Melba Cake with Raspberry Cream? Key West Cake with Mango Mousse and Ginger Lime Cream? Pina Colada Cake?


  1. OMG make all of them please - I would personally like to try that peachy thing LOL but mainly because raspberry and peaches sound lovely together hehehe

  2. Where is a picture of the full cake? Or did you start eating before you remembered?

  3. The full cake pictures are all dark unfortunately - that's what happens when you remember to take photos only as the birthday boy is about to blow out the candles! All that was left to photograph the next day were a few pieces!!

    The Peach Melba Cake could be imminent though, and I'll be sure to photograph that one well!

  4. this also looks wonderful. i am dying

  5. If you come home I will bake it for you Rosie. Yes, blatant bribe.