May 8, 2011

To celebrate the end of the semester, I made this:


It’s based on this recipe at sweetapolita. I used strawberries instead of raspberries though… making it a dark chocolate, four-layer cake with strawberry swiss meringue buttercream, toasted marshmallow filling (SO ADDICTIVE), and bittersweet ganache on top.

It was a TALL cake…. quite possibly the tallest I’ve ever made before:

I loved how you baked it on a half sheet pan though and then cut that to stack. And it was really really tasty, which certainly didn’t hurt!

I also made the bacon, which is not pictured because it’s not particularly pretty, but it turned out well. After I cut off the rind (skin and extra fat), I realized I may have trimmed off too much fat, which made frying it up a little bit of a challenge. It had really good flavor though, which was, after all, the goal to begin with – so I can’t complain!

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for tonight!



  1. I love sweatapolita’s site!

    This cake looks awesome – congrats on the end of the semester. What a way to celebrate. Though, I think I’d prefer the fried bacon šŸ™‚

    • Thanks! Hehe – my freezer is full of cake and bacon now… although I did just read a recipe that is for peanut butter bacon cookies… possible combining baking and bacon…. I’m not sure I’m on board with it though.

  2. Ha! I just realized I typed SWEATapolita. That would be a very differnt kind of blog. Whoops!

    • LOL! That sounds nice and porny šŸ˜‰

  3. I’ve been wanting for a long time now to put bacon in my chocolate chip cookies. I think this weekend it may come to fruition.

    • Also… I read your title probably five times (on separate occasions) and only just now read it correctly. It was ‘Cake-bake’ every other time.

      • Heheheheh ‘cake-bake’ sounds like something we would have come up with in college…. as a time-waster šŸ™‚ If you make the cookies let me know how they go! I feel like it would either be magical or horrible.. no middle ground. My fingers are crossed for magical though!

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