My version of this recipe may not cut or present well, but wow was it good. Item #4 on Saveur’s recipe trends list is heaven and hell cake, and as luck would have it, the weekend I decided to tackle it was a the same weekend as Halloween, fittingly. So while I kind of wanted to devour the entire cake by myself, the better choice was to bring the cake to a Halloween party. My friends (and my waistline) were grateful.
My husband took one bite and deemed that the cake should just be called heaven cake, because that’s what it tastes like. On the other hand, the entire time I was preparing this (which took several hours spread over a day and a half), I kept thinking that it should just be called hell cake, because it is a beast to prepare, but I knew this going in. As I’ve explained, I usually prefer simpler foods, but since I am determined to complete Saveur’s meager list, I didn’t really have a choice. Continue reading