Rich chocolate espresso cake filled with fresh raspberry and topped with whipped vanilla buttercream make this My Favorite Birthday Cake! And I didn’t even have to make it!
It’s been at least 15 years since anyone has made me a cake for my birthday. My mom used to make me one every year until I became an adult and then I typically made my birthday cake myself.
(Pardon the camera phone pictures… I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe!
This year, however, my husband asked if he and the kids could make me a birthday cake and I immediately answered YES.
With one caveat…
… he had to use my favorite cake recipe from my blog!
He said no problem and printed out the recipe from the link I gave him. Dave has watched and helped me so many times over the lat 7-8 years in the kitchen that I knew he had the skills to bake.
What I didn’t anticipate was how delicious the cake would turn out. In fact, it was so good that I didn’t share any of the leftovers with my family for the days after my birthday.
Nope! That cake was all mine!
My Favorite Birthday Cake features a dense, rich, chocolate cake flavored with coffee and espresso.
Inside the cake is a compote made with fresh raspberries and citrus. I could really eat that compote with a spoon… or on toast… or on ice cream… or off my fingers.
On the outside of the cake was a perfectly sweet, whipped, light and fluffy vanilla buttercream. The secret to this buttercream is the heavy whipping cream.
I don’t make any of my frosting without heavy cream… it truly makes all the difference!
With that said… I hope you make this cake for yourself some day. It is truly heavenly!