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Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting

Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting

Any frequent reader of this blog knows that Lindsay has a sweet tooth and that she loves to bake. I, on the other hand, am not a baker. Sweet things aren’t my thing. Nine times out of ten, when I’m in the kitchen, I am making something savory. I could eat pepperoni pizza for dessert. No joke.

But once a year I dust off my cake baking chops for Lindsay’s birthday. After all of the amazing birthday cakes she has made me over the years, how could I not? I’m still dreaming about the cake she made for my birthday this year. Despite using up an entire (mini) bottle of Single Barrel Jack Daniels that I had been saving since our wedding day (4 and a half years ago), her heart was in the right place, and I quickly forgave her after taking the first bite of that Chocolate Whiskey Bunt Cake.

Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting

Lindsay’s one request for her birthday cake this year was that it couldn’t be plain chocolate (plain chocolate is boring, she says, although I disagree).

The pressure was on.

She put out the call on twitter to send a bit of inspiration my way, and Melissa from Treats With a Twist suggested this six layer cake from Brown Eyed Baker. Six layers sounded like a challenge to me, and I’m never one to turn down a challenge. I don’t always bake, but when I do, I go big!

Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting

The recipe for this towering cake can be found at Brown Eyed Baker, which she adapted from Sweetapolita. I didn’t feel it was necessary to reprint the recipe here since the recipe and instructions are already perfect, and even a novice like me can follow along.

So what if the filling is not completely even, and the cake layers are a little lopsided. It tasted amazing and that’s all that matters. And you know what? Baking is surprisingly fun. Maybe I should bake more often. (Lindsay says: I AGREE!!)

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  1. 1
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Happy Birthday Lindsay! Thanks for sharing this recipe guys…I am drooling over marshmallow filling! Going to peep the recipe and pinning these gorgeous photos!

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  2. 2
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 6:12 am

    So sweet. Happy birthday, girl!!

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  3. 3
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 6:21 am

    WHOA. This cake looks ridiculously good! Happy birthday Lindsay!

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  4. 4
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Holy delicious!! Love the look of this cake!

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  5. 5
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 6:55 am

    This is incredible! Happy birthday Lindsay!!

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  6. 6
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Gorgeous cake! Happy birthday, Lindsay!

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  7. 7
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

    This cake rocks.  Happy, happy birthday, Lindsay!!  :)

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  8. 8
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Taylor, you are like the Dos Equis Man of Baking with the whole “I don’t often always bake” bit.

    This looks delish, by the way – and a very happy bday to Lindsay!

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  9. 9
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I have Salt n’ Pepa’s “Whatta Man” stuck in my head now! Seriously! Awesome, awesome job on this cake and Happy Birthday to Lindsay!

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  10. 10
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 8:17 am

    happy birthday linds!!!  seriously swooning over this mega delicious cake ;)

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  11. 11
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

    This is just beautiful!! Happy Birthday Lindsay!! I have made that cake several times and can definitely vouch for how insanely delicious it is :)

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  12. 12
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I think it looks great and gives me a good idea to have my husband make my birthday cake this year.

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  13. 13
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

    This is beautiful!  Good job.

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  14. 14
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 10:28 am

    So cute!!! I’d die of joy if I could have this cake. Malted chocolate frosting sounds divine! What a masterpiece (:

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  15. 15
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Wow – if my husband baked a cake for my birthday I would keel over! You’re awesome!

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  16. 16
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Oh my!! Its amazing! You did an amazing job! Now if only you could get my husband to bake it for MY birthday this year! 

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  17. 17
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Woah!!! That’s one amazing cake. Happy birthday!! :)

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    Jeanette
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I agree with Melissa!  I’d kill to have my husband bake tis for me!  Happy Birthday!

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  19. 19
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Now that is amazing and so sweet! Happy Birthday Lindsay!!

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  20. 20
    Posted On March 10, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Ohhhh goodness.

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  21. 21
    Posted On March 11, 2014 at 1:33 am

    SIX layers, oh my chocolate cake heaven!

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  22. 22
    Posted On March 11, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I agree that plain chocolate is boring. And this cake is far from boring, you did an awesome job!

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  23. 23
    Posted On March 12, 2014 at 6:43 am

    That cake looks absolutely amazing and six layers! Wow!

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  24. 24
    Posted On March 13, 2014 at 5:55 am

    wow, wow, wow! This looks absolutely divine! 

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  25. 25
    Posted On March 15, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Great job Taylor!  Happy Birthday, Lindsay!

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  26. 26
    Jodi4372
    Posted On March 17, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I am very impressed!!

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