B-52 Cake Recipe

Who’s up for the challenge of my B-52 Cake Recipe?

You’ll probably recognize this cake as the cover shot of my second cookbook, Evil Cake Overlord.

It was actually a last minute substitution for the original photo we’d planned for the cover… while our “Citrus Splendor” cake is gorgeous – and super delicious! – it just lacked the “ominous” and “evil!” look I was aiming for, for this cover.

B-52 cake, on the other hand, did NOT disappoint. Look at these photos. That cake is leering at you, just daring you to make it!

B-52 cake was a favorite from my cake flavors menu back in the day, and was actually a fairly popular choice for wedding and groom cakes. It’s something that anyone can make, but it definitely involves a bit more time, effort, and dirty dishes than many of the other cake recipes on this blog, and in Evil Cake Overlord.

The ambitious will be rewarded for their efforts though – this cake is stunning both to the eyes AND the mouth! Alternating layers of blood orange and mocha cake are filled with alternating layers of Irish cream buttercream and Blood Orange chocolate truffle ganache!

Give the B-52 Cake Recipe a go… and be sure to send us pictures!

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B-52 Cake


B-52 Cake


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