Ok, so I wasn’t kidding when I mentioned to you about my store bought birthday cake fiasco.
Fortunately, the cake that I baked for myself that weekend more than made up for it.
Inspired by the Heaven and Hell Cake I saw on the Saveur.com website, I created my own rendition. I decided to go big: SKY HIGH big to be precise, making thick, moist cake layers using 6- inch pans to get the job done. The result was 8 towering layers that alternated between devil’s food cake, angel food cake, and disks of crunchy almond meringue and peanut butter crunch. The stacked layers are then enrobbed in the finest quality milk chocolate ganache.
What you end up with is a big slice of Happy Birthday cake! With a grin from ear to ear, I felt like the cake whisperer when my beautiful creation was complete. I had done my ingredients proud.
Annnnd, now for the photographic tour of the birth of my cake!