By: JillFor my mom's birthday, I made a cake from her favorite combination: chocolate and raspberry.
After search going searching through numerous recipes, I found one that I wanted to try. I decided to use this recipe from RecipeZaar. I choose it because my mother loves dark chocolate and the recipe called for melted dark chocolate to create a more brownie-like consistency to the cake.
The frosting was absolutely amazing! I had never made a chocolate cream cheese frosting before and it was creamy and easy to spread.
Because the birthday party was taking place at my parent's house on the Cape, I gave it a sea shell theme. I made chocolate sea shells from a mold and placed them on the top of the cake.