I made this birthday cake for my good friends Jen and Dave. It was Dave's birthday and he wanted a chocolate cake with just a little bit of chocolate frosting. Jen loves frosting and fillings and tried to talk him into choosing something different. (Cookies and cream!? ganache!?) But Dave kept saying he just wanted chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. To please them both I made my chocolate cake with my special swiss meringue buttercream frosting, 4 thick layers of cake with modest layers of frosting on the inside and more cake crumbs on the outside. I put lots of extra frosting on top so that Dave could lovingly gift Jen with some of his frosting.
In the end the cake was a success and the birthday was celebrated without any marital discord.