To celebrate this occasion, I made my absolute favorite chocolate cake. I have made it so many times, I practically don't need a recipe anymore. It is so easy and delicious and comes out perfectly most each time.
Shall we talk about this cake? I made a four-layer classic white cake using America's Test Kitchen's recipe and a strawberry buttercream frosting from I Am Baker.
I've gotten used to my afternoon slice of cake with a cup of tea. I'm not sure I will attempt to make another cake for a while. I'd like to remember this one for just a bit longer. The moist coconut cake layers in between sweet velvety buttercream frosting, sprinkled with fresh sweet shredded coconut.
I had this idea to combine three of my favorite foods - banana bread, doughnuts, and almond butter. I like my banana bread full of healthy bits, like walnuts, coconut, and whole wheat flour. I like to spread a generous serving of creamy almond butter on top, and wash it down with a glass of almond milk
I've made this recipe with both dark and milk chocolate. Each is unique in flavor, and really, it's up to you to choose your favorite. Once you've rolled out the dough into a tight tube, and carefully sliced it into perfectly beautiful rounds, your natural instinct is going to be to place them neatly and tightly into a large pan, where they can rise and puff into each other.