Our neighbour’s birthday was on Wednesday. She doesn’t have much family, and I figure everybody deserves cake, so I invited her for Shabbos dinner so I’d have an excuse to present her with THIS:
It’s a black forest cake, made out of my basic chocolate cake recipe . I sliced the layers and spread white icing and pie-filling cherries in between. I toasted one layer and crumbled it in the food processor to make cake crumbs to press onto the outside, somewhat messily.
In fact, it is a very messy cake, and not entirely a beautiful one, despite my amateurish efforts with the star tip. The initial looks more like a T than a J, but, hey, it’s the thought – and the taste – that counts, right???