Lindsay of the lovely food blog Love & Olive Oil and I have something in common: We like boozy cakes. We also like layer cakes with a serious footprint; if I'm going to eat cake, I want cake — preferably stacked up four layers high. This chocolate cake packs a lot in — red wine, blackberries, buttercream — and it's tall, so it fits the bill admirably. Also, hey! It's February, and you know what that means? We can start giving you all those Valentine's Day recipes we bookmark — we may have a little bit of a chocolate overload coming your way these next two weeks. Hey, it only comes once a year, and when it rolls around you should make it count.
I personally think this cake is just about the sexiest baked good I've seen lately, so there you go: It's the opening salvo of Valentine's Day 2012.