Do you guys think 2013 is going by really fast? I mean, weren't we celebrating New Year's Eve just yesterday AND now, Valentine's day is just a few short weeks away? lol
But, I am not complaining coz Valentine's Day EQUALS awesome candies!
Hubby and I don't really do anything special on this day of LOVE. But, we are crazy about the candies and chocolates that hit the stores (well... me more than him )
Last night, we went to Jewel and bought SO MUCH chocolate that it would probably last us all the way till next year! You should have seen the looks the lady at the cash register gave us...haha
So, do you do anything special on Valentine's day?
Whatever you are doing, make sure to leave some room for my ULTIMATE romantic cake!
The idea for this cake came in the most RANDOM way possible (which is mostly the case with my cakes...heheh)...
There I was, lying lazily on the couch, enjoying some leftover rose syrup chocolate barks from Christmas when it occurred to me how good they would taste on a cake.
Well, next thing I knew... I was in the kitchen getting ready to find out! lol
If only I could send you a slice, I would!
But since I can't... let me describe this DELICIOUS-NESS...
It's a SINFULLY moist chocolate cake covered in a fragrant rose water buttercream icing and covered in rose syrup chocolate bark pieces and it's PINK!
Best of all, this is a simple cake that looks pretty but doesn't require ANY fancy tools. Don't you just love that?
Here are my instructions:
Step 1: Bake a chocolate cake. My recipe is posted here. I used this batter to make two small square cakes (Dimensions: 4x4).
Step 2: Let the cakes cool and then stack them on top of one another. Cover them in rose water frosting. My recipe is posted here.
Step 3: Stick rose syrup chocolate barks all over the cake. My recipe is posted here.
Step 4: Place your cake on a serving dish and sprinkle white chocolate shreds all around the base.
And you are done! Keep this cake in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. I like to take this cake out of the fridge about 20-30 minutes prior to serving. I think it tastes better this way coz the icing and cake get softer/moister.
Now, all you need is a couple of forks, a scented candle and some romantic music and.... let the MAGIC begin
Until next time, tata my lovelies!
PS: I am not even going to bother including the nutritional breakdown for this cake coz I am sure it would be CRAZY! But meah... we are allowed to INDULGE on Valentine's day
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