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13 Ways of Looking at a Chocolate Cake

When our friend Traci commissioned a surprise birthday cake for her significant other, Dan, she requested something chocolate. So I started flipping through my cookbook collection looking for inspiration for chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. This was no time for restraint. Special occasions call for special cakes. And this would be a special cake. I …

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S’mores Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Meringue Frosting

This cake is a beauty. It’s an oversized s’more in cake form. Four layers of honey graham cracker cake get filled with vanilla marshmallow cream and bittersweet chocolate ganache and topped with a gooey marshmallow meringue frosting which gets toasted with a kitchen blow torch to bring in a whiff of campfire. This cake was …

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Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, ethereally light

Who wants cake? This triple chocolate mousse cake isn’t just any old cake. It’s a special occasion cake. It’s a takes-three-days-to-make cake. It’s a hunt-down-three-or-four-kinds-of-chocolate cake. It’s a reorganize-the-freezer-to-make-this-thing-sit-level-overnight cake. It’s, let me just say, a totally-worth-it cake. I made this for my sister Erin’s birthday. She was having a low key party at her …

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