BUT, you also may know that I love - adore - am obsessed with baking. And baking with honey and whole wheat pastry flour isn't as fun as the refined stuff. I'M SORRY. It's just not. So I jumped at the chance to make a meal and a dessert for a friend of mine who just had a baby.
I call this "You Just Had a Baby" Chocolate Layer Cake. Or, in my case, DANGER CAKE. This cake is so good there is no way you can take a few bites and walk away. Oh no, my friends. This is a stick your head in the mixing bowl and lick it clean kind of cake recipe.
The big fluffy layers - the creamy, coffee infused chocolate buttercream. It. Is. Heaven. I am not exaggerating even a little bit. In fact, the first time I made this cake, the layers rose so high they spilled over my cake pans. It required a trip to my favorite place, Sur La Table for deep dish 8" cake pans. And was it ever worth it.
This is an Ina Garten recipe that was then perfected by Food & Wine magazine, so you know it has to be divine. If you don't trust me, you trust Ina, right?
It's an easy recipe to make, and it tastes like you spent hours and hours on it. Win Win!
Double Chocolate Layer Cake