Where did I go wrong?
I was so excited to eat this cake until...well, until I did. Of all the days to mess up a cake, it had to be on my birthday?? Zero patience. So there was only ONE thing that made this a fail, unfortunately, it was the literal cake part of the cake. I made a homemade sponge cake which turned out to be more of a piece of cardboard cake. Beware when attempting to make actual "cake" from scratch. The problem was that with a typical sponge cake you beat butter,sugar, and eggs together..and well it was supposed to triple when it really only doubled. So it was SUPER dense. Here is the original recipe: Strawberry Chocolate Cake I would suggest to maybe play on the safe side and use a box cake if scratch cake is not your thing. Because the ganache as well as the chocolate whipped cream was addictive! So in all things, translate, tweak, and most importantly, move forward and continue to try new things! Learn from my mistakes!