Remember Christine France’s chocolate fudge cake? I never had a chance to taste it and have been waiting for a chance to attempt it again for a special occassion… one where I’ll be present for the tasting session. Daddy dearest’s birthday was the perfect opportunity then. And with all the good-natured nagging he gets from my diet-watchdog mom, I thought he truly deserved a good ‘ol artery-clogging fudge cake on his special day. And not just any ‘ol fudge cake, but one with real melted dark chocolate, sandwiched with sliced bananas and smothered with chocolate ganache. Overkill?
Not so. It tasted DE-ViNE. Definitely not an everyday birthday cake…more like a rich dessert slice. Dense, fudgy cake with a rich frosting and the creamy sweetness of bananas. I’m so sorry I couldn’t get a picture of the cake slice but by the time I came back after savoring my portion, there wasn’t much cake left to take a picture of. So I guess you’ll just have to trust me on this one.