For The Mr's Birthday I tempted fate and decided to try a new recipe for the cake.
It was the Dark Secret Chocolate Cake from Best recipes.
My dark secret is that if ever I try a new cake recipe on the day of the event it is needed for it inevitably falls apart. Otherwise known as Murphy's Law.
Not to be defeated this year I cut the undamaged half of the cake off and put it safely away for snacks ; )
I crumbled some into desert glasses until they were half full then put in a layer of sweetened ( with icing sugar ) raspberries followed by a thicker layer of whipped cream as per the cake instructions. I topped it with a chunk of cake and another dollop of whipped cream ...
and some finely grated chocolate.
He said it was his best Birthday cake ever : )