Chocolate Crunch Celebration Cake & a Cake Baking Essentials Giveaway!


This article was originally published in the April 2015 Anniversary Issue of VRAI Magazine. 

Ever since the VRAI Magazine team planned on celebrating our first anniversary during the whole month of April, I have been dreaming about creating our anniversary cake. What is a celebration without cake?! Cake is an absolute must have at any celebration and it has to be outstanding! I wanted to create something fun and whimsical. I wanted a cake that felt rustic and real, something that would start a conversation. Nothing too fancy or intimidating. I wanted something that celebrated the spirit of the VRAI Magazine team and what we do here, and I think I may done just that!

It was only about eight years ago that the only kind of cake I knew how to make was from a box and even that wouldn’t have turned out very good. I didn’t know how to cook, I didn’t consider myself a writer, or story teller, or photographer. I could barely follow a recipe let alone create one all of my own. That person that I was eight years ago is difficult to recognize. It’s amazing how much life can change and evolve if we just let it. And a lot of my passions and developed and evolved this year through working on VRAI Magazine with all of these incredibly talented people. Making it through our first year is definitely something to celebrate. The magazine has changed and evolved during this year, but our main vision has always remained the same. To be genuine and to share our passions and stories that inspire.

This cake is over the top. The layers are intenesly chocolate and very moist, BUT right on top is a layer of crunch. Puffed rice cereal covered in chocolate create the best crunch and contrast in texture. Topped with honey scented icing, chocolate shavings, and chocolate hazelnut tuille cookies… Need I say more? It is an explosion. A celebration of flavor! A celebration cake for VRAI Magazine’s first year. Happy Anniversary team! We did it!

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Creating a cake worthy of a big celebration is much easier if you have the proper tools, so that is what I am giving away! I have put together a gift box of Cake Baking Essentials that will make baking any cake so much more enjoyable! Here is what it includes….

I have always wanted a really nice cake decorating turntable. But I’m giving one of you one before I give myself one! How nice am I?!


  • This giveaway starts Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:00 am CST and ends Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST.
  • This giveaway is open U.S Residents who are 18 years of age or older.
  • For all Terms & Conditions, please see the Rafflecopter form below.

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Head over to VRAI Magazine to find the recipe for this Chocolate Crunch Celebration Cake