Westin’s Brooklyn Light Show Cake (Death by Chocolate Cake)

Westin’s Brooklyn Light Show Cake takes chocolate to a whole new level with dark chocolate cake layers, peanut butter cookie dough, chocolate covered graham crackers and chocolate fudge frosting.

Brooklyn Light Show Cake (aka Death by Chocolate Cake)

This cake. Oh, my friends – this cake!

It’s rich, decadent, and incredibly delicious. And we can all thank my 13-year-old son, Westin, for it!

For one of his class projects this year in 7th grade, he had to make up an ice cream business and develop five ice cream flavors (so fun, right?). The other day he was telling me about his flavors and when he started telling me about his Brooklyn Light Show flavor, I stopped him, grabbed a pen, and started writing it all down.

For his ice cream flavor, he did a dark chocolate ice cream base, peanut butter cookie dough chunks, chocolate covered graham cracker chunks and swirls of fudge. Hello, delicious!

I couldn’t even help myself.

It had to be turned into a cake.

To turn these flavors into a cake, I layered my go-to, best ever dark chocolate cake recipe, eggless peanut butter cookie dough, chocolate covered graham cracker clusters and a rich, dark fudge frosting. Of course, we’re calling it Westin’s Brooklyn Light Show Cake (aka Death by Chocolate Cake).

Milk Bar Style Cake

You’ll see that this cake is a naked cake, stacked like a Milk Bar cake. If you’re new here or new to Milk Bar, you’re in for a treat. Christina Tosi’s genius of stacking cakes inside acetate strips takes away all the stress of decorating.

This is something you’ve likely seen me do with my Tonight Show Cake and my Chocolate Coconut Caramel Cake. Sometimes you need all the layers inside the cake to speak for themselves! That’s definitely the cake with Westin’s Brooklyn Light Show Cake.

To stack this cake “Milk Bar” style (ie as a naked cake), you’ll be baking the chocolate cake in a quarter sheet pan (which is basically the size of a 9″ x 13″ pan), cutting out the cake layers with a cake ring, stacking it inside acetate strips, and chilling it before serving. I love using this method of stacking cakes when I’m not using a traditional buttercream to hold up and cover the layers.

How to Assemble a Naked Cake

Although these pictures are from my Chocolate Coconut Caramel Cake, the process will give you a good idea for how to stack the Brooklyn Light Show Cake with the chocolate cake, peanut butter cookie dough, chocolate covered graham crackers and fudge frosting.

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