I made this cake for Leith for his 2nd birthday and he loved it. It was quite simple to make and very impressive…to a 2 year-old who has a passion for lions.
This is a delicious way to treat yourself to a decadent but extremely simple breakfast. It would also make a delicious dessert, served perhaps with a dollop of maple whipped cream.
This is your quintessential chocolate birthday cake – rich and tasty with a easily spreadable icing all over. The coffee in the batter really defines and enhances the flavour of the chocolate cake – makes it a little more robust than it would taste without it.
The “play” between the two vastly different flavours in this tart are what make it so delicious.
This cake makes me feel as though it is still somehow summer. I stood at the window with the light streaming into my kitchen and the smell of rich blueberries and cinnamon tempting my senses. And it’s delicious. Trust me.
These are great cookies to serve with a light afternoon or early evening tea. Not heavy or sweet, but still readily able to hold their own because of the flavour infusion of chocolate and coffee.