Saturday, December 5, 2009

12 Layer Mocha Cake

I'm a little late posting today because I was very busy preparing for my wonderful husband's birthday party. When your birthday falls on a weekday, it can be an extra bonus because then you can be celebrated on 2 days! Yay!

I had been busy for the past 2 days preparing this cake.



It is the 12 Layer Mocha Cake that I found on Epicurious. It was delicious. It was unbelievably rich. We served 15 people this cake and are only 1/2 way through it. My co-workers may get some after all! I found the buttercream layers to be a bit too rich. I would have preferred a mousse layer in there instead of a couple of the buttercream layers. The hazelnut meringue was so tasty with a bit of crunch that was fun.

Here are some of my prep pictures, just because I like foodie shots...


The cake layers



 Chocolate for the souffle layers



Melting chocolate for the souffle layers



Egg yolks for the souffle layers



Melted chocolate (mmmm... chocolate)



 The souffle layers



Hazelnut meringue layers



More chocolate melting for the mocha buttercream



Layers ready for assembly



Assembled, ready to chill



Edges cleaned  up



Delicious clean up

3 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

oh my! that looks amazing!!!!
may have to try that one for our pre christmas get together. ♥

RachellaBella said...

[gasp!] Is this the reason there was an icing slathered knife on my old desk yesterday afternoon -- tho the office was deserted? and desserted? was it really?

Evelyn in Canada said...

You must love your husband WAY more than I love mine! Wow - that's a lot of work and it looks amazingly tasty. Yum!

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