Wednesday, August 20

The birthday cake

I finished it. Sort of. I didn't have the energy at 11:30pm to pipe the rosettes on top so I just poured on all the ganache. That's why it's about 5/8 inch thick. Seriously, look at that. I've since realized that wasn't the smartest move as I keep having to discard a large portion of it from my plate after eating a piece. I never thought I'd make something too rich for myself.
This is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake adapted by Tartelette (yes, it's the same cake minus the rosettes, her picture is just way better than mine) from Marcel Desnaulniers. It is very good. I've made the cake from the cover of his cookbook multiple times and it's a big crowd pleaser, so I can say confidently that at least two recipes from that book are worth having.
Oh yes, and I watched my free movie rental. I have not washed the dishes.

7 comments:

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

Beautiful cake! Mine never look that pretty. I hope you had a nice birthday. I loved the s'mores post from the other day.

Jessica said...

Peanut butter and banana in one cake...that is dangerous stuff!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Your still-dirty dishes prove you have your priorities straight, girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Too rich??? I'm really sorry I didn't get to taste that cake! It would have taken me just about 2 seconds to choose that slice from a bakery display case.

letterstoelijah said...

Thanks.. now I have drool all over my monitor! :)

Amy said...

Oh my! That looks delish! chocolate and peanut butter was a match created in heaven. I will have to chek this out. Thank you!

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