The cake is composed of the Chocolate Oblivion, a flourless chocolate cake, sandwiched between layers of the Deep Chocolate Passion Cake. This cake was one of the first RLB cakes I made. Super simple, super rich. The best chocolate gets melted with butter, eggs get beaten, everything gets folded together and baked to creamy, wonderful rich perfection. Interestingly and annoyingly, my cake took an extra 30 minutes to come up to temperature. WHY, stupid oven, WHY?
The Deep Chocolate Passion cake is from Rose's Heavenly Cakes and I've made this one a lot of times, too. It is light and spongy yet not a sponge cake. It is most like a box cake of all the homemade cakes I have made, so if you have one of those people in your life who only likes Betty Crocker and you're trying to get them off the crap cakes, this is the cake to start with. In an interesting twist, this cake only needed a couple of extra minutes to come to temperature.
Then the Deep Chocolate Passion cake gets cut in half. Like I said I opted for the raspberry jam to glue the cakes together and it took about 5 ounces total, heated and sieved to get rid of the seeds.
Then it was time to eat.
It is really amazingly delicious, and really rich and chocolaty. Now I know exactly what to make for those "death by chocolate" people.
For further reading, if you're interested:
Deep Chocolate Passion Cakes
- May 2010: Brains's Birthday Cake
- July 2010: Designer Chocolate Baby Grands
- July 2011: Sam and Andrea's Wedding Cake!
- August 2011: German Chocolate Cake
- September 2011: Coleen and Mary's Wedding Celebration
- November 2005: A Chocolate Oblivion with a layer of Cheesecake (lots of swearing in this post and no photos)
- April 2009: Wicked Chocolate Oblivion Torte
- November 2009: Baby Oblivions