If you love chocolate, I’ve got a cake for you!! And just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s one covered in dark chocolate piped “kisses.” As far as I’m concerned, the best fix for a chocolate craving is this Dark Chocolate Frosting slathered on a pile of cake. Chocolate frosting doesn’t get better – this one’s rich, it’s thick, it’s shiny and gorgeous. You can spread it out smooth or pipe it into swirls or kisses!
To make a chocolate kisses cake, you will need your cake layers, one recipe of dark chocolate frosting (double the recipe if you’re using the frosting to fill your layers, too), a piping bag fitted with a coupler and #12 piping tip.
The directions couldn’t be easier. Stack and fill your cake (click here for more detailed instructions on stacking and filling). Then, fill your bag with frosting and start piping – you can start anywhere on the cake, you might want to start on a side (or even practice off the cake) to get the feel of it. Holding your tip just off the cake layer, begin squeezing until the frosting has formed a small mound, then release pressure on the bag while swiftly lifting straight out from the cake. You can make your “kisses” any size you like, but you should try to make them a consistent size. Cover the whole cake, fitting each “kiss” up against those around it. They won’t all be perfect and that is just fine – once the cake is done, any imperfections will blend seamlessly together. If you really flop on one of the kisses, just scrape that part away with a knife and continue! So easy and such pretty results!
As far as the inside of the cake, I used this cool checkerboard pan set from Wilton and the results were easy and fun!
My inspiration for this kisses cake came my friend and baker extraordinaire, Emily. That girl is seriously AMAZING!! She makes the most delicious sweets and has true creative genius. Want to see what I mean? Check out this video of the 74-LAYER rainbow cake that she made for her son’s birthday party – that’s right, 74 LAYERS!!!!! Rainbow!!!!
Holy cow, right???? She is incredible! Thanks for letting me share your cake, Emily!!