January 25, 2012

A Birthday Cake - Chocolate Layer Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Hi, hello, sorry for the break...  that head cold that I mentioned in my last post, well it's only now just left me.  Two and a half weeks!  So frustrating.  

To be honest I haven't really cooked much lately.  Well that's not true.  I have made some awesome salads lately with quinoa.  The dressing, it deserves it's own post it was that good.  But seeing as it was my first attempt at quinoa and I made the recipe up, I didn't really document it.  Probably would have been wise to.  Will make again I'm sure.

I want to talk about Swiss Meringue Buttercream.  Last Friday was my brothers 30th birthday, and seeing how much he wants to appear on this blog, I put a photo of him blowing out the candle on his cake (awwwwww...).

He loves a good chocolate cake.  I know this.  Every year he wants a chocolate cake.  A couple of years ago we covered one with m&m's - I think he was maybe 26 or 27 years old.  Normal.

This year I wanted to do one better.  I used the chocolate cake recipe from here, but made a Swiss Meringue Buttercream = heaven!!  No joke.  It's so light, and semi-sweet, and it lets the chocolate cake sing!  Plus the white on black looks awesome.

I followed this recipe to a tee, so not going to re-write it for you cos her explanation is spot on - the quantity of egg whites and butter was perfect for this size cake.

Happy Birthday again brother!  xx


2 comments:

  1. You did a beautiful job with the cake, the white on black does look great. Happy birthday to your brother!

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  2. That cake is BEAUTIFUL!!! And meringue icing definitely sounds like something I could get on board with !

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