Kiss & Make-Up Salted Espresso Chocolate Cake

September 13, 2016

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

There are a few words, a story perhaps, behind this beautiful Kiss & Make-up Salted Chocolate Cake.

I love to bake. I’ve said it many, many times before and posted countless baked goods (sometimes-paleo, sometimes not) recipes.

And just because I’m on a sugar-less, figure competition prep diet doesn’t mean my love for baking has subsided. I still crave to bake and good thing I have a willing participant to test out the end results. 

That willing participant is quite the trooper. 

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

Not just because he is subject to eating my baked creations (sometimes they’re great! Sometimes they’re very healthy…). He’s a trooper because he has to deal with me.

Sometimes I’m not the… how shall I put this… most delightful person to be around. Overall, I’m stubborn and slightly selfish but I’m also sweet and giving. Yin and Yang. Hot and cold. Fire and… more fire! Things balance out but I do have my moments. 

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

And when I have those [bitchy] moments, my wonderful, handsome, kind, and oh-so-patient willing cake eater takes the brunt of things. 

This Kiss & Make-Up Salted Chocolate Cake may have stemmed from the wrath-of-Lori moment. And maybe I wanted to be a sweeter, kinder, more giving person after emotions cooled a bit. And maybe I wanted to bake! 

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

This cake is delicious. Super rich, slightly dense and absolutely chocolatey. The espresso/coffee just adds a bit of wonderful bitterness, and topped with the light and fluffy chocolate frosting – WOW. Chocolate punch to your face!

I topped this one with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, a dusting of cacao powder and a pinch more of coffee powder, and of course, freshly ground sea salt.

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

So, to my dear readers, and my wonderful boyfriend, this Kiss & Make-Up Salted Chocolate Cake is for you.

Oh, and Lori was forgiven in the end (as you see from the missing slice of cake).

We kissed and made up. 🙂

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary September 29, 2016 at 10:31 PM

This looks like the perfect balance between healthy and a yummy baked product. Isn’t it amazing how well olive oil works in cakes? I love the idea of the toppings, too, I’m sure the sprinkle of cayenne and cocoa/coffee powders and salt puts it over the top, as well as being a nice-looking garnish.

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Lori September 30, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Thank you for your comment!! Yes, this cake was wonderful – and olive oil in cake almost makes it more moist and rich! Topping with a sprinkle of spice is just fun… and delicious!

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Alisa September 14, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Aw, well I’m glad you have someone who loves you for you – up and down days! Of course, it’s that fire that makes you such an awesome person – and you are WAY more sweet than you might think.

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Patrick Santos September 13, 2016 at 12:02 PM

As the “my wonderful, handsome, kind, and oh-so-patient willing cake eater” in question I can vouch for how delicious this cake was! Would eat again. A++++++ 110% Super great service! Perhaps minus a few of the more attitude-y ingredients. 😉

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