Remember a few months ago when I told you I’d gotten over my fear of a serial killer breaking into my house and serial killing me?
Well it turns out my fear has not totally subsided.
My nephew, Moe the Airedale, has been staying with me again this week (and Cookie almost doesn’t mind!). Moe is the world’s noisiest sleeper, which I didn’t realize until last week.
I woke up in the middle of Thursday night to the sound of human sobbing coming from my bathroom. Naturally my first reaction was OH NO! There’s a serial killer in my bathroom and he’s crying because he feels guilty because he’s about to murder me!
Then I woke up a little more and remembered Moe was sleeping in there. So I got up and peeked in on him and he was running in his sleep and making very unnatural-for-a-dog noises. He truly sounded like a sobbing human.
Also needless to say: I was in the mood for some chocolate cake after my (sort of) near-death experience.
So I went to the kitchen and made this chocolate stout cake that I’d been thinking about for awhile—I was just waiting until closer to St. Patrick’s Day to make it.
But not being murdered is cause for celebration too! And celebrate I did, with a fat slice of glorious, rich chocolate cake covered in a vanilla bean buttercream so fluffy you’ll just want to eat it with a spoon.
And there’s a bonus to making frosting with vanilla beans: if you get chocolate cake crumbs in the frosting they’ll just look like little flecks of vanilla. Therefore, if you’re in a hurry to eat your cake (story of my life), you can be a little sloppy when you frost it and no one will know the difference.
Not that they’d care when they’re eating such a perfectly delicious cake. . .Have a fabulous week, everyone! Ingredients Instructions
Adapted from Ovenly