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.
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!
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!!)
I am very impressed!!
Great job Taylor! Happy Birthday, Lindsay!
wow, wow, wow! This looks absolutely divine!
That cake looks absolutely amazing and six layers! Wow!
I agree that plain chocolate is boring. And this cake is far from boring, you did an awesome job!
SIX layers, oh my chocolate cake heaven!
Now that is amazing and so sweet! Happy Birthday Lindsay!!
I agree with Melissa! I’d kill to have my husband bake tis for me! Happy Birthday!
Woah!!! That’s one amazing cake. Happy birthday!! :)
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!
Wow – if my husband baked a cake for my birthday I would keel over! You’re awesome!
So cute!!! I’d die of joy if I could have this cake. Malted chocolate frosting sounds divine! What a masterpiece (:
This is beautiful! Good job.
I think it looks great and gives me a good idea to have my husband make my birthday cake this year.
This is just beautiful!! Happy Birthday Lindsay!! I have made that cake several times and can definitely vouch for how insanely delicious it is :)
happy birthday linds!!! seriously swooning over this mega delicious cake ;)
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!
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!
This cake rocks. Happy, happy birthday, Lindsay!! :)
Gorgeous cake! Happy birthday, Lindsay!
This is incredible! Happy birthday Lindsay!!
Holy delicious!! Love the look of this cake!
WHOA. This cake looks ridiculously good! Happy birthday Lindsay!
So sweet. Happy birthday, girl!!
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!