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Monday, January 21, 2008

Chocolate and Raspberry

Last month for Cara's birthday I baked her a chocolate cake with a raspberry filling. I used the same recipe I used before for Nathan's birthday cake, but while I made the ganache frosting, I didn't use it for the filling. Instead, I thawed, pureed, and strained two bags of frozen raspberries, stirred in sugar and cornstarch, and boiled the mixture until it thickened a bit. I used that for the filling, and kept the extra to drizzle over individual slices.

And now, thanks to Cara and Facebook, I have pictures!

The birthday girl:

The birthday cake:


  1. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I was wondering if I was driving everybody nuts with all the politics. =)

    And that looks like a splendid cake! I wish I could figure out how to make good cakes, but my attempts have been pretty consistently disastrous. =/

  2. ack...that really isn't a flattering picture of me...haha. did i actually put that one up?

    oh well.

    i feel honored to have a picture on your blog. alongside the awesome cake :)

  3. Wow. That is one hard-core cake. I couldn't make something like that. Wow.