Sunday, August 26, 2007

Pièce de résistance.

Pièce de résistance., originally uploaded by razzieswirl.

Alright, well, after much speculation and discussion with close friends and family (most of which who were lucky enough to try this cake) I've decided not to post the recipe. However, if you would like to email me I would probably be happy to share. You see, this cake is so good it just feels like it's one of those recipes I need to keep to myself, in case, someday I do open a little cakery or something like that. I wouldn't want my most prized cake out there for anyone to make for themselves, this said, I don't mind sharing with the few of you that might want to take the time to email me first.

To be honest with you, I'd give this cake a go on your own, with your very own favorite cake and cheesecake recipe. As you can visually see it's pretty darn straight forward. I encourage you to give it a try. All I did was use my favorite chocolate cake recipe (which makes two nine inch rounds) and my favorite cheesecake recipe without the crust (obviously). Then I layered them, chocolate, then cheesecake in the middle, then chocolate again. I smeared a bit of raspberry reduction between the top chocolate cake and cheesecake layer covered the entire thing in a gooey cream cheese frosting and topped all of it with a swirl of reduction which I ran a toothpick through to make a spider web design. The reduction ran down the sides of the extremely enormous cake.

It was such a hit. It fed about 20 people. The chocolate cake is moist, sweet, dark and delicious. The cheesecake smooth, and soft, and the raspberry reduction adds a little kick and gives the cake some extra definition. The flavors and textures in this cake really work well together. It's also a reallly impressive piece. People couldn't stop raving about how beautiful it was, or how delicious it was. I'm oh-so proud of myself. This truly was my pièce de résistance so far.

My grandmother would be proud.

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