Amy’s Cake

amyscakeI made a cake for our friend Amy’s birthday last year and her husband Yves asked for an encore this year…Silly, boy. I can never make the same cake twice, mainly because it’s near neigh impossible for me to follow a recipe. This year’s cake had two layers of chocolate cake (straight from the recipe on the box of Hershey’s cocoa mix, only with butter in place of the oil) and two layers of yellow cake. The yellow cake layers were topped with a soft chocolate ganache and the chocolate cake layers had a caramel sauce. The whole shabang was topped with a mixture of whipped cream, sugar, cream cheese and almond extract. A bit over the top you say?