“I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake.” That’s a Mitch Hedberg quote and he makes me laugh. He’s also a good source of inspiration for blog posts because he has a lot of one liners about food. This post is kinda like that Mitch quote. I wanted to write a blog post, but my brain didn’t have one. So I posted a cake. I actually made this cake in July for Mom’s birthday. As always, it had to be a black forest cake but I refused to make it the ordinary way and instead roasted the cherries for the filling in balsamic vinegar for a bit of a change. That was an excellent substitution. It was around that time that I first made balsamic roasted strawberry ice cream and fell in love with it so it was only natural that I gave cherries the same treatment. I’ve been meaning to do the same thing with peaches and I think it might happen yet. Possibly in ice cream form… Definitely in ice cream form.
There’s no specific recipe for this cake, it was cobbled together from a few different sources. The cake is the chocolate cake recipe from the cover of Dorie’s book. The filling is my own. And the frosting is simply a kirsch scented, lightly sweetened whipped cream. I wish I had more occasions to make layer cakes. I also wish that Mitch Hedberg wasn’t dead so he could come up with more great lines like “My friend was walking down the street and he said, "I hear music." As if there is any other way of taking it in. I tried to taste it, but it did not work.”