September, October and November happen to be birthday months in my family. So I bake quite a few birthday cakes during this time of the year. It was my husband’s birthday early this week and I made this Mocha cake with Chocolate syrup and mascarpone frosting to celebrate the occasion.
I recently bought Cake Magic cookbook and this book is just amazing. First off it has beautiful photos and second it has many many mix and match ideas to make a cake. You pick a flavor for the cake, then choose a syrup to douse the cake with and then a frosting you love. I liked the fact that there are endless possibilities to make a cake and no two birthday cakes will be the same.
Also it has recipes for special diet needs, like vegan and gluten free cakes. I made a vegan cake recipe with tofu and it turned out moist and delicious. Tofu is used in lieu of 4 eggs and 3/4cup of plain yogurt. So if you want to make it non-vegan recipe, then use the eggs and yogurt.
Big thanks to Caveman Coffee, our silver sponsor for #Choctoberfest. They sent their Blacklist coffee and Cocoa butter. My husband’s the coffee lover in the family and he’s super excited about this coffee. He ground the beans and brewed me espresso to use in the recipe.
This cake has 3 steps: making the cake, making the syrup and finally frosting. I used a chocolate syrup since we are doing #choctoberfest and dousing the hot cake with this syrup makes the cake very moist with a beautiful crumb. I used an easy mascarpone-cream frosting.
The lighting was awful on the day I took the pictures. Hopefully I’ll be able to make this cake again to get some better ones.
Don’t forget to enter our #Choctoberfest2016 giveaway for a chance to win some amazing prizes — you only have 1 day left, So HURRY 🙂 Also don’t forget to check the other #Choctoberfest recipes posted today — link to all of them at the end of the post.