I know, I know. Enough about my birthday, huh? Well, too bad for you. It’s okay, because this time it concerns the most decadent, moist, delicious chocolate cake that I have ever made or eaten. It is un-freakin-believable.
This cake is both the most decadent and the most nutritionally detrimental item I have ever made before. I should make a warning that you should only ever make it for special occasions because otherwise you might explode from eating all of the junk in here. It really is sinfully good, though.
I created this recipe impulsively while entertaining the possibility of making my own wedding cake someday. For the last year or so of our relationship, Mitch and I have planned to have a wedding on the same day that we first confessed our love for one another: November 8th. As time marches on, we lean more and more toward November 8th of next year but sometimes I get this devilish little spark of spontaneity, and I came up to him shortly before this cake was baked to ask him if we could just get married this November. As in we only have 8 weeks to plan and budget. I thought that the breaking point for our budget would be the cake, so if I made it myself we would clearly be fine.
The strawberries are tart, the crust is soft and warm, and the topping is sugary and earthy. They are very dense, so it doesn’t take too much to make the world a happy place for you. Personally, I enjoy mine with hot cocoa. I have never really had a taste for coffee, but I will bake coffee cake all day long if it gives me an excuse to drink more hot chocolate.