My honey had a birthday just recently, and although we didn't celebrate "big" by going away for the weekend as we hoped (Sam had to work) or having family and friends over...I can assure you, our party of two was not devoid of celebration, and by the time all was said and done, my Sammy was a very happy, birthday boy ;-).
One of the main highlights of the festivities included indulging (and I do mean indulging) in the white layer cake I made, that had a strawberry cream cheese filling (like the one from the strawberry cream cheese brownie cupcakes), dark chocolate ganache, topped with glazed strawberries.
Just like the cherry chocolate love cake I made for our anniversary, this cake was made with lots of love. However, what I loved most was the callebaut dark chocolate I used for the ganache from this recipe.
Guys and Dolls, the chocolate ganache was so delicious, I literally and shamelessly licked the whisk clean... Don't judge. Trust me, you would have done the same!
Did I mention the cake layers were brushed with an amaretto syrup?
Oh yeah, this was one sinfully rich and oh so satisfying, edible adventure!
Like I said before...the birthday boy was very happy!
Thanks and have a great day!
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. Voltaire