I was in Barnes & Noble the other day (I know, how quaint, right? I actually like to buy books IN the bookstore…RIP bookstores) and I saw this beautiful cookbook called Sweet. I knew I had to have it based on the cover alone (yep, I judged it by its cover…and I’m glad I did). I sat and drooled over the recipes and kept bookmarking recipe after recipe to try. The first? Take-home cake.
Mother of Dragons…this is a special cake. It’s so moist. It’s dense. It’s brownie-like. The espresso makes the chocolate pop in such a decadent way and paired with the dreamy ganache and the espresso mascarpone whip that I may, or may not have, piped directly into my mouth (read: I did. I did do this.)…it was the most delicious dessert I have had in a long time and the fact that I had baked it myself made it even better.