There are some things in life not worth sacrificing. Like this cake, for instance.  It was the recipe of the week for Project Pastry Queen last week and I passed on it because I had already made cupcakes, rice pudding, and cookie bars during the week.  And I regretted every bite of all of those things once I saw this cake posted by some of my fellow PPQers. So given the opportunity for a reprise with a Wildcard Week, I jumped at the chance to indulge.


With a decadent espresso filling sandwiched between 3 layers of brownie, wrapped in a fluffy espresso whipped cream, and studded with Heath Bar bits, I’m sure I’ll have no problem passing on all other sweets this week so that this cake can take center stage.  The brownie layers aren’t as sweet as you would expect due to the [16oz!!] bittersweet chocolate in the recipe and they balance just perfectly with the sweet espresso-mascarpone filling.  As you could imagine, the cake as a whole is incredibly rich but it’s worth every single calorie each slice contains and small slices alongside a glass of ice cold milk are highly recommended.  And even though this is a gigundo cake, if you’ve got anyone around with a hollow leg and a sweet tooth (read: Kyle), I’m sure this cake won’t be around for long.

Sarah’s got the full recipe posted at 20something cupcakes and a few others made the cake last week so be sure to check out Project Pastry Queen for their links.  Next week we’re going Italian!

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  • April 4, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    Oh good lord this looks amazing!

  • Liz
    April 4, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    Oh, my, who could resist this gorgeous cake?! Stunning!!!

  • April 4, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    Wow…that looks incredible! Some of my three favorite flavors rolled into one amazing cake. Beautiful! 😀

  • April 4, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Ditt-O! This does count as breakfast, yes?

  • April 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    This looks delish! Great combo of flavors – thanks for sharing!!

  • April 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Brownie… coffee… toffee… cream?!?!? There’s nothing not to like with this torte!

  • April 4, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Oh my, this looks out of this world!

  • April 4, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Wow, that looks incredible!

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  • April 4, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Oh what a fantastic sounding treat. Beautiful pictures 😉

  • April 4, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    What an amazing looking cake! Gorgeous!

  • April 4, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    I didn’t realize that my happiness could be so improved by the mere sight of Heath bar studded cake.

  • April 4, 2011 at 3:26 PM

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  • April 4, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    this looks wonderfully delicious

  • April 4, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    This looks super tasty:) Looking forward for the Italian dishes .. i love Italian food 🙂

  • April 4, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    This is so my kind of cake….chocolate, coffee, Heath…HEAVEN

  • April 4, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Oh my! Oh my! I’m glad you finally made this cake and you shared it with us ’cause now I have to go and get the recipe! Great job!

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  • Jun
    April 4, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Wonderfully made! Looks fit to my sweet tooth!

  • April 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    OH MY!!!! Delicious!

  • April 5, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    So glad you ended up making it – definitely one of my favorites! And yours is just gorgeous…

  • April 5, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    This looks extremely decadent and fantastically delicious. Beautiful looking dessert!

  • April 6, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    That looks just amazing! I’ll hae to check out that recipe.

  • April 6, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    This looks absolutely stunning! I’d find it hard to resist a slice!

  • April 6, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Oh, my word – I am drooling on my keyboard! Now I have to crack open the book and check out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • April 6, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    This looks soooooooo yummy! Congrats on making the Top 9!!

  • April 6, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    It’s a funny thing… Growing up, I always thought of toffee bar as being something for adults. Now I love it! Guess it means I’m an adult now 🙂

    Great post… congrats on making the Top 9!

  • April 6, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    This looks so good. Toffee is a very hard thing for me to pass up. I love it!

  • April 6, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Gorgeous cake! I love how you have the bits of candy on the sides…. magnifique!

  • April 6, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    This looks PHENOMENAL. I always am wary of cake because the layers are too fluffy and I end up fishing for the icing…i guess making them out of brownies solves that problem…

  • April 6, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Oh my goodness this looks incredibly. I’m drooling right now, amazing!!

  • Joy
    April 6, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    That looks heavenly. I love the add of toffee.

  • April 8, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    This looks awesome, would be great for an easter dessert ast well, hmmmmm. maybe with some coconut!

  • April 8, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Ooooh…wish I could have some of this right now!

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