The Best Birthday Cake


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A piece of chocolate cake on a plate, with Ganache

Thank You, Thank You, THANK YOU to my sweet friend, Donna. She made this fantastic Death by Chocolate cake and gave it to me for my birthday yesterday. This is the most amazing chocolate creation I have ever tasted.

There are seven individual layers of delicious goodness, brownie layer, ganache layer, cocoa meringue, espresso mousse, another brownie layer, dark chocolate ganache with chocolate mousse stars on top.

I’m in awe of this masterpiece. You can click here to follow her step by step recipe instructions if you dare to tempt yourself.

In case you are wondering, this cake is insanely rich, but in the best possible way. All of the layers compliment each other and they don’t overwhelm you with just chocolate. The above slice served three people. Thank you again, Donna! This is an unforgettable cake.

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. EcoCatLady says

    OMG… I think I put on 5 pounds just looking at the picture! Somehow it looks like the chocolate equivalent of the Mexican "tres leches" cake. At least that's how I'm imagining it would taste.

    I hope you had a very happy birthday!

  2. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says

    Happy late birthday! It's best to celebrate several days anyway. Hope it was a wonderful, fun filled day. That cake looks so amazing. Really over the top delicious. Thanks for sharing your birthday cake if only in photos! Haha. Have a lovely weekend. Tricia

  3. Becki's Whole Life says

    Well Happy Birthday!! You mentioned birthday cake in one of your comments the other day, but it didn't occur to me that it was YOUR birthday. What a great friend:-)…I need to find a friend like that here in NC..unfortunately I am the only baker amongst my friends here (which will get you a cupcake..) Well enjoy – you will be eating this all year it looks like!