Luckily for me, We Should Cocoa's birthday has also coincided with mine. I hit the big 2-5 on Monday. I went up an age bracket on questionnaires. This makes me feel old.
So to stuff my sorrows, I made one of my favourite cakes. It's called the Jackie Oh! Cake from Sugar Baby by Gesine Bullock-Prado. It's beautifully moist and chocolaty and has become a firm favourite for big cakes.
Unfortunately, I didnt get a photo of the cake this time I made it. So here, sneakily, is a picture of the cake I made a couple of months ago using the same recipe. I baked mine in four 7inch pans, sandwiched together with buttercream. I smoothed a thin crumb coating of icing around the edge and rolled it in one packet of blitzed Oreos. Then I piped rosettes around the edge of the cake and carefully sprinkled the leftover blitzed Oreos into the centre.
Apologies for dodgy photo. (iPhone + late night icing = fail)