An Every Day Cake

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Double-layer Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Buttercream Filling and Frosting with a garnish of Strawberries, Cookies, Raspberries, White Chocolate Kit Kat Bar, and Candy

These two layers of my favorite Chocolate Layer Cake is the work-horse of cakes.  It has classic flavors – chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry – which leaves something for everyone…much like Neapolitan Ice Cream “three flavors, one container – everybody’s favorite.”

I adore this cake because I wasn’t working on a perfect buttercream or absolute flatness across the top.  This was baking for the pure joy of baking.  There’s a domed top, uneven frosting, and a thrown-together garnish of items lurking on the counter top and in the pantry.

This is what I bake when I don’t know what I’m baking.


With two layers of chocolate cooling, I decided on a classic Vanilla Buttercream.

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There was a moment when I looked at that domed layer and asked myself, “Should I level that?”  I decided not to since this is cake and I’m keeping it real.


The more I worked on this cake, the more I came to really appreciate it as my creative expression.


I love smoothing out the roughness of the buttercream that initially goes onto the cake.  Unlike most layer cakes I design and create, I skipped the crumb coat step and went directly to finished product.  Edgy, right?

This new Foundry Cake Plate by Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dinnerware is the ideal platform for these two layers of deliciousness – it certainly can support the weight plus the color and texture of the plate perfectly complement this dessert.

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After getting a few snapshots of the cake, I wanted a slice pic.  Off came the garnish and out came the cake knife.


Clearly I was going for a patriotic image.

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Every day is worthy of a slice of cake and so are you and so am I.

I’m grateful and lucky for the love of my life partner husband.

The people we get to have in our lives… grateful again.

And sobriety is all about love and work one day at a time.

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