Chocolate Marquise Cake

It was my mother’s birthday yesterday, so I wanted to make her a really special chocolate cake! Trouble is, I’ve never made a chocolate cake before. I absolutely adore the chocolate marquise cake at Starbucks…yes, I know it sounds wrong – but try it and you’ll see what I mean! It’s super sweet and has insane amounts of icing on it. Eating it by yourself is so bad but oh so good!

I adapted this from a Japanese cookbook recipe I found online, so I had to do a trial of this cake before serving it to my mothers friends. My family will always forgive me if I do something wrong, but dinner guests will never forget! It’s a good thing I did too, because so many things went wrong … the cake was flat, not moist, and can you believe it – I forgot to add the butter!!  Continue reading