Chocolate Vanilla Red Velvet Cookie Cake

Clear out your fridge and make way for cake, it’s holiday time!  I’ve been fighting a constant battle in my fridge for the last few days.  Cakes are a commitment… if that stray can of soda gets a little too close, it might bump the cake and cause chaos.  Cake surgery is no fun!  I’m pleased to report that this cake survived the tumultuous battle ground.

Intended to please a large crowd, I designed it as a twist on the Neapolitan flavor combination.  I replaced strawberry with red velvet to add holiday color.  In between each cake layer I piped a thick layer of vanilla buttercream and an equally thick layer of rich semisweet ganache.  The cake is topped with semisweet chocolate sauce.  I added marbled sugar cookies with edible gold leaf to match the red cake.

Once that cake-shaped-space frees up in the fridge, it fills up fast.  Best to fill the void (in the fridge, and in your life) with more cake!