It was my mother-in-law's birthday this past weekend. She's very good about eating healthy, but she's never said 'no' to something from my oven.
Matt drummed it into my head fairly early on that his mom loves chocolate. So, what better excuse...I mean, reason...to make a chocalate cake than a birthday?
I used the same recipe from the Dulce De Leche-Filled Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting, with a vanilla buttercream frosting and a chocolate ganache, made with almost twelve ounces of dark chocolate (3:1 77%/70%).
I decorated with crystalized violets.
Let's just say that the cake went over well!