Created by two Momofuku alumni, this delicious churro cake recipe is an over-the-top adventure in dessert hybrids. A perfect birthday cake alternative for someone not too enticed by the run-of-the-mill angel food cake, the churro cake is a towering display held together by Mexican chocolate frosting.
The churro cake is anything but an easy bake, with several steps to the process, given that the cake must be baked and assembled separately, and also involves producing the frosting.
To begin, you will need to gather brown butter, brown sugar and a handful of baking supplies you are likely to already have around the kitchen. The frosting itself involves a few ingredients that may require a trip to a specialty store, like European-style butter.