I am in love with this cake.
It’s for a friend who likes fancy coffee drinks’ birthday, so I always try to work in a little coffee theme for her birthday.
The Torte is just incredible, so bites without frosting are super-rich, super-moist and super-chocolatey.
The frosting is to die for, and the bites with frosting are a great blend of textures and flavors!
At first, I wasn’t sure if the SMBC was worth the extra work, as neoclassic is so delicious and easy. But the SMBC is so fluffy and dreamy, I’ve really grown to love it. It’s the coffee-caramel SMBC with 6oz homemade hazelnut butter added. You could seriously make 4 thin layers with frosting between all, the frosting is so froofy and light. I mean, probably not compared to whipped cream, but certainly compared to ‘regular’ buttercream.
EVERYONE loved cake, even people who don’t like coffee! Some especially nice compliments:
> ‘I’d walk to South Carolina for a piece of your cake!’
> ‘I remember the cake you made last year, so I definitely came this year!’
> ‘Somebody mentioned on the elevator your cakes are to die for, but I haven’t gotten to try one yet.’ Really nice of whomever, for sure!
> ‘This cake has redeemed my entire week!’
...plus lots of swooning!
Thanks, Ms. Rose, for the great recipes! You improve birthdays around the globe!