Friday, May 3, 2013

{Recipe Recap} My birthday cakes. Yes, cakes.

Heather offered, as she did last year, to make my birthday treat.  I requested this Heath Bar Cake, which had been on my radar for at least a year.  The blogger raved about it and it was so simple, almost too good to be true.


This cake was good, but I don’t think it lived up to the blogger’s praise.  Maybe it was, in fact, too simple to be true?  And this has absolutely nothing to do with Heather’s baking.  She followed a recipe of my choosing and did so just fine.  As I know all too well, you get what you get out of a recipe.

I told her I’d also be making something since I wanted to use my birthday as an excuse to make a treat just for me.


Let’s take a peek inside.


You are seeing: Three chocolate cakes cut in half.  Toasted marshmallow buttercream filling.  Chocolate malted frosting.


Back to those toasted marshmallows for a second.  When I roast marshmallows over a fire, I like to get them all gooey, then I leave them in the fire to get charred.  But I may be changing that in the future because these toasted marshmallows from the oven were just delicious.  I may have toasted a couple extra just for quality control purposes…


I had a hard time cutting each cake layer perfectly in half.  If you look at the cake from the right angle…


But luckily being crooked didn’t make it any less tasty.  I mean, how could all that chocolate and marshmallow NOT be scrumptious?  {The toothpicks were for keeping the foil off the frosting since the cake was too tall for my cake cover.  See Instagram proof over on the right.}


Luckily I had the extra frosting so I could add the decorative piping to the top.  I mean, you really can’t go wrong putting even more frosting on, right?


Verdict?  This cake didn’t blow my mind like I thought it would.  Don’t get me wrong, it was good, just not something that I’m going to remember forever.  (Not for the taste anyway, but maybe for all the time I spent making it.)  However, both the marshmallow filling and the frosting were to die for on their own.  I want to use them both again, but I’m not sure if I’ll use them together or separate.  Either way, you know I’ll be reporting back.


Thank you, Heather, for making that lovely toffee cake.  I liked it and am so glad I finally got to try it.  Now it’s time to find another recipe to obsess about for the next year.



{Heath Bar Cake}

{Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting and Malted Chocolate Frosting}

1 comment:

McMom said...

All sounds yummy....FYI charred marshmallows for me..those done in the oven were just perfect! Helpful hint on cutting layers...pull a length of wire through it..a cooking shop might even have such..I had one for pottery....see my e mail with link....McMom