Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chocolate Toffee Cookie Cake

So it was my friend Julie's birthday last weekend and she is a big lover of baking, especially cakes! She's just starting out and I have promised her a lesson in cake decorating but in the meantime, just knew for her own birthday I had to make her a special cake! I had asked her what her favorite flavors were and the only thing she told me was CHOCOLATE. A girl after my own heart. If there is one thing I love most in the world it's chocolate chip cookies so it only seemed right that I incorporate it with another love of mine, moist chocolate cake! I was afraid the chocolate buttercream might soften the cookie layer overnight, but after biting into a piece of cake the cookies were still crispy and chewy. I figured I mine as well throw toffee in too, since I'd already taken it to that sugar level! Plus I loved the contrast of all the browns and gold, I was pleased how it all came together. I know this is where I'm supposed to tell you the recipe on how to make the cake but unfortunately all these recipes come from the bakery I used to work at, Crave so I can't reveal them to you! One of the best places I've ever worked my old bosses really knew how to treat their staff. Not only extremely nice, also very generous with staff meetings catered with good food and monthly staff gifts, a VIP Cowboys Stampede party, always stocked fridge and freezer with food for us to eat, free massages..I could go on! I have so many good memories from working there. My ol bosses deserve every bit of success they have had and recently were named 2 of the top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs of Calgary! If there are a few things I've learned from Crave, it would be how I would treat my employees, run an insanely successful business and how to ice a cake!


Ready to be assembled!

Rolling out the mini cookies, making sure each one had a chocolate chip (I would feel ripped off if I got a cookie with no chocolate chip in it, wouldn't you?!)

Middle layer of the cake-Chocolate Buttercream, Toffee Bits and Crumbled Chocolate Chip Cookies

After being out of the bakery for sometime now, I was relieved to know I can still ice a cake! I still got itt!

Finished on site

11 comments:

Chocolate Shavings said...

If that isn't a dream dessert I don't know what is!

suesse-mahlzeit said...

wauv it looks very delicious!

amritac said...

The icing on the cake looks heavenly! And I'm a firm believer in a moist CHOCOLATE cake for ANY birthday, really!

Dana Treat said...

How do you get the iced cake to look so perfect? My layer cakes are always lopsided and never look that smooth!

Indigo said...

This is the most genius cake I've ever seen! I'm studying the picture so I can recreate it, haha!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

WOW!!! The look of this is stunning and I love the flavors!!!

Laura said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments!

Amritac: I hear you on that one, although now that I think of it, I'm a firm believer of moist chocolate cake ANY time!

Dana treat: I think the key to smooth icing is to make sure your buttercream is whipped nice and soft, then, using a rubber spatula stir the icing to push out any air bubbles. I also use a soft plastic cake scraper for the sides as well practice practice practice helps!

Julie said...

Laura! Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a perfect birthday cake! it was amazing and it was a cake that kept on giving for days- Johnny and I polished it off though, every last bite!

Lois said...

YUM Laura...This cake looks incredible. You've been a busy girl, and you definitely haven't "lost it". Your cakes still look perfect.

catastrophysicist said...

That middle layer made my heart skip a beat. Whoa!

Anonymous said...

That's goooooooorgeous!

The middle layer is inspired...I salute you.

Wish I could ice that smooth...