This Black Forest Cake is a glorious combination of chocolate devil’s food cake layered with sweet cherry filling and light ermine buttercream frosting in this modified version of a German original.
Last week was my birthday. But in our house, we feel like one day a year just isn’t enough so we celebrate birthday week, and even jokingly celebrate birthday month. Which explains a lot about why October is my favorite month of the year. It’s not as big a deal as it sounds – the birthday girl (or guy) basically just gets to lord it over everybody else that it is their birthday month and call in special treatment all month long (within reason – it’s no fun if you take it too far and act like a complete brat about it). Mostly it’s things like invoking foot massage rights or stating that you will not be doing the dishes even if it’s your turn because “it’s birthday month.” Which usually elicits a good-natured groan and a night off from dish duty for the birthday person….