Louisiana Root Beer Chocolate Birthday Cake

Once again my daughter is far away at a camp in the woods of the lower peninsula of Michigan for the summer and I want to mail her a birthday cake. Something special but also something that will make it through the mail intact. I browsed the internet for possibilities. Cupcakes were frequent suggestions and also petit fours with a fondant icing. But I want to mail a cake; and settled on a dense chocolate cake. For a Louisiana twist, I added a bottle of Abida Springs root beer with cane sugar to the cake. Continue reading

Valentine Ice Cream Brownie “Bomb” Cake

Valentine’s Day calls for a special dessert. I’m making an Ice Cream Brownie Cake. This started out as a birthday cake. For Valentine’s Day, I’m attempting a special effect by making it in the shape of a “dome”. The dessert has a brownie base and is topped with an ice cream dome and covered with a special brittle, magic chocolate shell. I added a few Maraschino cherries for effect. It you are a chocolate lover, this cake is delicious.
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