A beautiful Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream that will wake up your tastebuds, cure that chocolate craving, and have you wishing there was more!
Oh.Em.Gee. you guys. Really. This is happening, and I have no apologies. If you’ve come looking for a healthy recipe today, I’m oh so sorry… no, I’m really not. Sometimes, you have to indulge a little, and my friends, if you’re going to indulge, this is the way to do it.
Let me tell you something. I have a jealousy issue. It’s geared towards those who can make amazingly beautiful cakes. Perfect buttercream on the sides. Gorgeous piping. All of it. I would give my right arm to be able to make cakes like that…. ok, that’s a little much and may hinder the cake-making-process. But really, I have pinned so many beautiful cakes that I just wish I could put together myself. But making food pretty isn’t always my strong suit. In fact, it’s probably where I struggle the most.
But for this wonderful occasion, the celebration of Happy Food Healthy Life turning two this week, I had to put my jealousy aside and create something that was just so yummy and was beautiful in its own rights. I wasn’t even going to attempt to put buttercream on the sides of the cake. I already know I’m not great at that step of cake decorating. But I am great at stacking cake-buttercream-cake-buttercream-and so on until I’ve achieved what looks like something irresistible to me!
This cake was actually inspired by what was my first post. I have got to show you how far I’ve come. It’s quite stunning. In photography (thank goodness!). In my baking. In my styling. In my writing. All of it. I have come so far, and I am proud of that achievement.
Two years, my friends! Can you believe it?? Some days, I really can’t. This has been such an awesome journey for me, as I’ve shared posts through tears, frustrations, happiness, pain, and excitement. Above all, it has been so amazing to share it with you! Having the support of friends and strangers alike has been such a humbling experience for me. In some of the moments that I felt so alone and shared my pains, I didn’t know if anyone would care or even read my posts. And then I would receive a comment from someone on the other side of the world telling me their similar struggles and pains. Those comments are what have kept me going. Knowing I’m helping. Knowing that you can relate. Knowing that I’m not alone.
And in the times I wasn’t sure if I could keep on blogging because life was just too much, you were right. You told me to take as much time as I needed and that you’d still be here when I was ready and able. Thank you. Thank you for that. That support was what I needed.
I appreciate each and every person who reads this little space of mine on the internet. I know it’s not huge. I know it still has a long way to go. I know there is always room for improvement. But for now, this is my space, and I am so happy to welcome you into my space.
As long as you don’t mind when I make desserts with real butter, chocolate, and heavy cream every so often!