Chocolate Stout Cake

[image - Ben's Chocolate Stout Cake with the Candles]

So, Ben’s 28th birthday was yesterday and I knew I wanted to make him a cake. He loves beer and chocolate, so I thought this chocolate stout cake was the perfect thing to try!

Chocolate Apricot Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Finished cake - from the top

So, here it goes, my first “real” post since my two year hiatus!

Well, last month my Grandma, who we lovingly call Grammy, celebrated her 85th birthday! We had a family celebration with my parents, sister, uncles, aunts, and cousins — very lovely!

As soon as we knew we were planning a party, I knew that I wanted to bake her a cake. So, inspired by Picky Cook and Smitten Kitchen, I decided I would tackle a chocolate layer cake with ganache frosting.