Food: Nate Bakes a Cake!I love to bake. I love to bake something scrumptious for us to eat after dinner, that typically ends up being exactly what the metaphorical doctor ordered. The only downside is that for the rest of the week, we have to be taunted by the remains of the dessert. There, on the kitchen counter, sits most of a cake, or most of a batch of cupcakes. It's a big downside because we are both trying to watch what we eat. As a result, I haven't exactly been baking as much as I'd like (although school is partly to blame as well).
Because of all of this, I love having a legitimate excuse to bake. That came upon us last week, with the arrival of new neighbors. After inviting them over for an introductory dinner, I broke out a recipe I had been saving up.
6-Layer Rich Chocolate Malted & Toasted Marshmallow Cake
This enormous cake is an astoundingly simple cake to make. It is a six-layer chocolate cake with two different icings. One is a malted chocolate frosting (as you can see on the outside) and the other is a roasted marshmallow icing (seen on the inside). The hardest part, honestly, is the assembly, as it requires splitting cakes in half.
I know it's not exactly pretty, but this at least gives you an idea of what's going on inside the cake. Each pair of layers is one cake that I cut in half, with the marshmallow icing in between.
I simply cannot recommend this recipe enough. Everyone who got a taste of it demanded more. The only reason it didn't all disappear within 24 hours is because of how large the cake is. All of the flavors mesh wonderfully, and the it ends up perfectly moist and light.