Kiss & Make-Up Salted Espresso Chocolate Cake

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

There are a few words, a story perhaps, behind this beautiful Kiss & Make-up Salted Chocolate Cake.

I love to bake. I’ve said it many, many times before and posted countless baked goods (sometimes-paleo, sometimes not) recipes.

And just because I’m on a sugar-less, figure competition prep diet doesn’t mean my love for baking has subsided. I still crave to bake and good thing I have a willing participant to test out the end results. 

That willing participant is quite the trooper. 

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

Not just because he is subject to eating my baked creations (sometimes they’re great! Sometimes they’re very healthy…). He’s a trooper because he has to deal with me.

Sometimes I’m not the… how shall I put this… most delightful person to be around. Overall, I’m stubborn and slightly selfish but I’m also sweet and giving. Yin and Yang. Hot and cold. Fire and… more fire! Things balance out but I do have my moments. 

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

And when I have those [bitchy] moments, my wonderful, handsome, kind, and oh-so-patient willing cake eater takes the brunt of things. 

This Kiss & Make-Up Salted Chocolate Cake may have stemmed from the wrath-of-Lori moment. And maybe I wanted to be a sweeter, kinder, more giving person after emotions cooled a bit. And maybe I wanted to bake! 

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

This cake is delicious. Super rich, slightly dense and absolutely chocolatey. The espresso/coffee just adds a bit of wonderful bitterness, and topped with the light and fluffy chocolate frosting – WOW. Chocolate punch to your face!

I topped this one with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, a dusting of cacao powder and a pinch more of coffee powder, and of course, freshly ground sea salt.

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

So, to my dear readers, and my wonderful boyfriend, this Kiss & Make-Up Salted Chocolate Cake is for you.

Oh, and Lori was forgiven in the end (as you see from the missing slice of cake).

We kissed and made up. 🙂

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake - WhatRunsLori.com

 

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