Chocolate bark cake

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!Wink

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 Tongue out)

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 Embarassed

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 Laughing

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? Wink

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: 4×4).

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 Smile

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 Wink


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35 thoughts on “Chocolate bark cake

  1. suzie

    That is such a pretty cake. I too like the swirls in the bark. I’m so impressed that you just get an idea and your in the kitchen making a masterpiece next thing you know!

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  2. Coffee and Crumpets

    How absolutely adorable! Love all the pink and the chocolate, of course. My hubby and I don’t do anything either. I also specifically tell him not to buy me flowers either, they are a rip off on Valentines. I take chocolates however. Would love some of this cake …yum.

    Nazneen xx

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  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    You do such a sophisticated job that I lose my words to describe! Seriously, your cake making skills are really amazing. I really wish that I lived near by so that I introduce you to all my friends who will LOVE your cake!! :)

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  4. Holly

    Hi ! Someday I’m going to make this as my birthday cake, that’s how pretty it is. Just one question:-How did you make the cake pink?

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  5. Abeer

    Hey Holly, you should totally make this cake. It’s fun and delicious!!!!
    I use gel coloring to color my frosting. I used a little of wilton’s red color and that made my white buttercream icing pink.
    If you check out my link to buttercream icing, you will see that you can also use an indian rose syrup called "rooh afza" which is already reddish pink in color and using a few tablespoons of that will also make your icing pink plus it will make your icing smell and taste like roses :D

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  6. lisaiscooking

    We have Valentine’s Day and a birthday to celebrate within a few days of each other, so our house ends of full of treats in early February. I love the color of this cake! The white chocolate bark is a great idea for decorating. The swirls are so pretty!

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  7. Cass @foodmyfriend

    This is so cool :) I love everything that you come up with. I would really love to keep our ocassions simple from here on out. Not too much money being spent.. nice casual time together. That would be ideal :)

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  8. Ashley

    This is gorgeous!! I know this may be a silly question but how was it when you cut slices? I was thinking about making a white chocolate peppermint cake with bark on the sides for Christmas and thought it might not be worth struggle of cutting it… I don’t want it to be a messy frustrating mess for guests!!

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  9. Cakewhiz

    @Ashley….Glad to hear you liked this cake. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser. When i made it, some of the bark pieces were big. Those were hard to cut through. The next time, I used smaller bark pieces and those were very easy to cut. Also, instead of having people cut this cake, i cut slices and put them on plates and handed out the plates. Hope this helps :)

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