Monday, August 27, 2012

Chocolate & Raspberry Pavlova Decadence

Brace yourselves. I'm about to share a cake I made for my husband and mother-in-law on the weekend. It's not the kind of cake that should be taken lightly. It is insanely good, ridiculously rich and completely indulgent. The perfect kind of cake really!!

A couple of years back a friend of mine made Nigella's chocolate raspberry pavlova for a party, and ever since then it's been in the back of my mind as a cake I wanted to make. This weekend I had the perfect excuse - well two of them actually. We were up in Hervey Bay to celebrate Sean and Aggie's birthdays and it is also time for the Red Cross's annual Big Cake Bake. I'm not sure if anyone else knows this, but if you make a cake in the name of charity and then make a donation to said charity, it complety cancels out all calories in the cake. With a cake like this one that was an absolute necessity!

When I went looking for the recipe I came across this version of it over at What Katie Ate. After seeing it I decided I wanted my cake to be a layered pav too. I followed her recipe to the tee, only instead of making two layers I made three. This cake was seriously huge!




I highly recommend making this cake, it was an absolute hit :)

If you want to find out more about the Red Cross Big Cake Bake Appeal click here. You can donate to a great cause and eat cake. Win, win!

I know another couple of bloggers that have also made donations (and cakes!):


Germaine has shared the recipe for this delicious sounding Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake on her blog this morning. It sounds so good! She also shares a really sweet story about her Dad, he sounds like a man with a great big heart :)



Julia made this cake for her toddler's birthday the other week, and I'm so excited that she's sharing the recipe. It's a triple chocolate bundt cake, and according to the party goers it's the tastiest cake in the world!! Sounds delish :)

Rhi is also playing along, although I don't think she has her recipe up just yet so you might want to check back later.

Have you done anything for the Big Cake Bake this year, or have you made a delicious cake that you want to share with me. There can never be too much cake in this world!

I hope you all had a great weekend xx










14 comments

  1. Tamsyn, that cake looks soooo good!

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    1. Thanks Brandi! It was so yum (and fun to make too!).

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  2. Now that is what I call a BIG Cake Bake. You're so right. It looks insanely decadent and awesome! Love it Tamsyn! Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with family! :) x

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    1. We did have such a good night Germaine, there's nothing quite like good food and family :) xx

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  3. The cake looks amazing, congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Sophie, I was so relieved when it worked out. I was worried it would either collapse or not taste right, luckily neither was an issue :)

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  4. So decadent, lucky it was calorie free :)

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    1. I know right!! I hate to think how many calories would've been in each slice if it hadn't been in the name of charity ;)

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  5. Looks delicious! Almost too good to eat.

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  6. As soon as i finish 12wbt I am making this cake to celebrate

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    1. Sounds like a good plan :) Good luck with the 12wbt.

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  7. Oh my Lord Tamsyn, that looks incredible! I had totally planned to play along until a caramel malfunction happened at 10pm and I completely cracked it and decided that maybe I was a little too tired to be baking at that time of night. Oops. I'll try again soon though!

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    1. Thanks Rhi! I know that feeling all too well, I have had so many baking disasters. I was so relieved (and surprised) when this one worked out first time :)

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