My parent’s anniversary is Feburary 12th. How sweet is that? They can celebrate Valentine’s Day and their anniversary all in one!
Since I knew I was going to be home for it this year, I wanted to make them something special.
I went with chocolate cake. Nothing is quite as good as chocolate cake when it comes to celebrating a special occasion.
I found this recipe from Nigella Lawson’s website. Her recipe sounded like the best, and I wanted this to be an unforgettable cake. The original recipe was in grams and milliliters so I had to convert it. I was so nervous I was going to mess something up and not have the right ingredient amounts in my cake. But I think all went well, the cake tasted great.
I decided to skip the extra chocolate and use a blackberry jam to make a buttercream. I thought it would be pretty, and festive. If you don’t have blackberry, strawberry or another flavor jam would work wonderfully.