I had been in a hunt to figure out the perfect recipe, stores to get fresh cherries etc. for some time now, which luckily got unnoticed by my husband and hence helped me keep it a secret. I shopped the ingredients and baked the cake while he was away for work. When he got back, I tried hard to keep my enthusiasm low which in fact failed. I won't blame myself. Who wouldn't get super excited about their first so called decoration cake.
I presented the cake to him just to see his jaws dropping as he wasn't expecting it. Though the look was tempting we couldn't cut it then, as it was already late in the evening. We had to wait for the photo shoot to happen before we taste it. That might have in fact left him with a ray of hope that he was spared one more night from tasting another experiment of mine :P. And ofcourse the anniversary was still 1 day later,which we kind of fixed it by assuming that we already turned 2 as per India time zone.
Well, let me cut short and get down to the main part i.e. recipes, because its gonna be a long one, but totally worth it to go through.
Do not get disappointed by the length of the recipe. Its not that tough as it looks. Its worth a try and I am sure you would love it.
Recipe Courtesy : Chocolate Genoise & whipped cream - Joy of Baking
Cherry Filling - Ria's Collection