The Viking Cake from Extraordinary Desserts is simply the greatest chocolate cake of all time. There are six different chocolate components in this cake, for the ultimate chocolate lover’s dream!
If you want to challenge your baking skills – this laborious recipe is for you, it will take 3 days to make (minimum 2 if you can time it right). The original recipe is from pastry chef Karen Krasne’s Cookbook: Extraordinary Cakes: Recipes for Bold and Sophisticated Desserts (purchase here) – she’s the genius that started Extraordinary Desserts, one of the most successful bakeries in California.
Since this is my all time favorite cake, my husband use to pick up the Viking cake for my birthdays, now that I live thousands of miles away – I’ve made a new tradition of baking it for my birthday each year. If you just stumbled onto this page because you’re a fan Extraordinary Desserts – take a look at the recipe and see how much time and effort it takes to make one of these cakes – you won’t even blink twice at paying $12 a slice when you’re visiting Extraordinary Desserts next time.