Lifestyle and food blogger Yeh created this delicious take on a chocolate cake that incorporates fresh herbs and rich cheese into the recipe. The end result is a decadent cake that offers fresh and savory notes in the icing to contrast the sweetness of the chocolate centre.
The chocolate cake is made from wholesome ingredients including butter, eggs, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. The frosting diverges away from traditional with a base made from fresh mascarpone cheese and infused basil butter. The cake is then sliced, layered with the basil-infused icing and roughly iced along the sides so that the cake layers still show through. Then delicate basil leaves and replicas made from green fondant are added to the cake for an artisan touch.
This recipe showcases how at-home bakers are incorporating more savory and fresh ingredients to expand the flavor profile of their desserts.