{SMS} Brooklyn Brownout Cake

Brooklyn Brownout Cake

A chocolate cake with a brownie filling and chocolate ganache? I’m so there. This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays–the newly-formed group baking through the Sweet Melissa Baking Book–selection was the Brooklyn Brownout Cake.

It was fairly straight-forward to make (although the recipe in the book seemed to be missing a step or two), involves a lot of chocolate-melting, and is fairly messy in the assembly process (my hands were covered in chocolate multiple times).  Instead of using the 7″ pans called for, I used four 4 ” pans.

Brooklyn brownout cake 2

The cakes rose beautifully and I was able to split each cake into two layers.  I still need to work on my cake decorating skills. I’m on the ‘rustic’ side of cake-decorating.

But who cares how it looks. This cake is the most delicious chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted. It is  GOOD. It’s the cake you would make if you wanted someone to fall in love with you. Shoot, I was falling in love with myself as I ate it. Man, there’s magic in it or something.

brooklyn brownout cake

Thank you to Elyse of Confectionary Creations for selecting this wonderfully delicious cake. Visit her blog for the recipe.

21 thoughts on “{SMS} Brooklyn Brownout Cake

  1. The cake looks absolutely delightful! I think that cakes like this are sort of hard to decorate anyway, ganache gives me fits because it’s so hard to make it fill in the layers. They look super and I’m so glad that they taste even better than they look!

  2. This was a delicious and decadent cake, wasn’t it? I can only manage rustic, too, but hey, rustic is inviting! (at least that’s what I tell myself) LOVE your minis.
    Nancy

  3. Your cake looks awesome!! I love the look of the cake made in the smaller pans. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I did, too–chocolate overload is totally okay with me! Hope you had a great weekend🙂

  4. I’m so mad I had such a hard time with this recipe (my oven was PMSing) because yours looks so good. I hope to be back on board with this Sunday’s recipe.

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