definitely probably make this without all the booze.
But… why? I don’t have any good reasons why you would do that.
Circe had a big birthday this weekend, which if you can read Roman numerals, good for you!
In my family we don’t hug, we show affection by making elaborate meals and/or desserts designed specifically with the recipient in mind. When I think Circe, I think chocolate, more chocolate and maybe a little mint. I also think crazy if she gets anywhere near caffeinated coffee, despite all of our abiding passion for the stuff.
Birthdays in your twenties also = booze. Fact.
So… Chocolate+Mint+Coffee (Read: Crazy)+Booze…
Behold, the Drunken Peppermint Mocha Cake was born.
I know, I know. We aren’t a food blog. But… If opening a bakery/coffee shop/esoteric bookstore/literary salon/wine cellar weren’t such a terrible investment/business model, I would SO TOTALLY own that shit.
And this cake is the bomb. (And it will also get you bombed.)
Don’t believe me? Here are the layers.
First: Chocolate cake
Second: Kahlua-laced chocolate pudding
Third: Crushed mint Oreos and Andes mints
Fourth: Bailey’s Mint Chocolate Coffee Liquor and whipped topping
For the chocolate cake layer, I made the family secret chocolate cake weapon. This is literally (and I do not use this word lightly) THE easiest chocolate cake you will ever make. Easier than a box mix because you don’t even have to crack an egg. Read, learn and never make another chocolate cake recipe ever again. Continue reading