This is a subtle cake: the coffee tempers the sweetness, and the buttery sweetness keeps it all mellow. Even if you don't make cakes, this one is a cinch. Don't be alarmed if the two sponge layers look thin when you unmold them. They are meant to be, because the cake gains a lot of height with its frosting. This cake is all about old-fashioned, homespun charm, so don't worry about how messy it looks: however the frosting goes on is fine. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)
Intensely chocolatey with a hint of spice this soft, fudgy Cinnamon Chocolate Cake pairs so well with the piquant, mellow sweetness of the salted honey buttercream.
Salted Honey Buttercream is piquant and mellow. Great with chocolate.