I know I haven’t posted in a little while… But now I’m back! And trust me, this cake well and truly makes up for my online absence.
Dubbed Chocolate Wasted Cake, this sugary tour de force is deliciously decadent.
I found this recipe while trolling around on what is perhaps one of my favorite buzzfeed lists ever: 71 Reasons Candy Hearts are Stupid, a string of 71 images of mouthwatering chocolate creations cleverly set to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On.”
Chocolate Wasted Cake is constructed as follows. Two layers of chocolate cake, each soaked with a bit of liqueur, are glued together and coated with chocolate icing. Next, the sides of the cake are tiled with chocolate chips, the top with candy pieces. The final touch is a drizzle of chocolate ganache. Are you drooling yet?
As I made minimal changes to the original recipe, I’ll leave you to refer directly to those directions.
You’ll need LOTS of these.
For the top of your masterpiece, the candy selection is up to you. The original recipe suggest kit kats, twix bars, and kisses. But butterfingers, snickers, and malted milk balls also make for a pretty heavenly combo.
Hazelnuts and chocolate must be one of the best duos of all time. Frangelico is a liqueur that literally tastes like nutella. Why soak your cake with anything else?
One slice of this baby and you’ll be wasted on chocolate goodness in no time.