I love reading, or if not reading at least flicking through all the supermarket food magazines. I’m often tempted by the pictures first and that was exactly what happened with this Halloween cake. It’s the cake that was pictured on the cover of this month’s Waitrose Kitchen magazine. Every time I caught sight of the front of the magazine I wanted to make this cake. Well, I wanted to eat it, and if I was going to have a chance of eating it, I had to make it first.
How could I resist it? Three layers of chocolaty red velvet cake sandwiched together with sweet cream cheese icing and smothered in a dark chocolate ganache. It sounded as wonderful as it looked. Normally I just don’t have time to make these type of cakes. I need to be seriously seriously tempted and that is exactly what I was, plus some friends were coming round for lunch and that is always an excuse for cake.