This Double Chocolate Birthday Cake features layers of moist chocolate cake covered in a classic chocolate buttercream frosting. The cake is topped with crispy Waffeletten cookies for an extra special treat!
Happy Birthday to you! (Yes, you!) Did you know that more babies are born in September than any other month of the year? And September 16th is the most popular birthday in the world. Crazy! I was born in July, but my wife does indeed have a September birthday. Every September, my wife always requests a decadent chocolate cake for her birthday. I’m talking chocolate on chocolate deliciousness. I’m talking that chocolate cake that you daydream about. I’m talking this Double Chocolate Birthday Cake with Waffeletten Cookies!
2014 also marks the 125th birthday of Bahlsen, the company that makes Waffeletten. Have you ever had Waffeletten? These cookies feature layers of crispy wafers that are rolled up and then dipped in rich, European chocolate. Um, yes please…sign me up! Waffeletten are available in both milk and dark chocolate, and they are an awesome bite-sized snack.
In honor of both my wife’s birthday and Bahlsen’s 125th birthday, I decided to get in the kitchen this week and create a decadent chocolate cake. This Double Chocolate Birthday Cake features layers of moist, delicious chocolate cake covered in a classic chocolate buttercream. But the fun doesn’t stop there! The cake is garnished with Waffeletten as an extra special treat. For all of you chocolate lovers out there, this cake is for you!
My wife is a huge fan of almond, too, so I added a bit of almond extract to this cake. The almond pairs quite well with the dark chocolate, and it adds a tasty extra layer of flavor to an already delicious cake. I also included a bit of brewed coffee in the cake. If you’re not a coffee fan, don’t worry! Adding a bit of brewed coffee or espresso is a little baker’s secret–it intensifies the chocolate flavor without overtaking the flavor of the cake. In the end, you’ve got a decadent chocolate cake that features a hint of almond and is covered with crispy Waffeletten cookies. Needless to say, my wife was quite pleased with her early birthday cake this year!
So here’s a huge Happy Birthday to all of you out there with September birthdays! Laissez les bons temps rouler! That’s Cajun French for “Let the Good Times Roll.” Even if you don’t have a September birthday, you can still make this Double Chocolate Birthday Cake to celebrate Bahlsen’s 125th birthday. There’s always a reason to celebrate when chocolate cake is involved!
This Double Chocolate Birthday Cake is part of a recipe contest hosted by Bahlsen USA. As a participant in the “Let the Good Times Roll” Waffeletten recipe contest, I was provided with Waffeletten cookies and a Tiffany cake plate at no cost.