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Chocolate Pancake Layer Cake – Gluten Free

Is this Chocolate Pancake Layer Cake for breakfast or dessert? Quite frankly I am not so sure as I enjoyed it for both. No matter what time you slice into it your taste buds will be very pleased.

I am honored to be participating in the Chocolate Cake Food Styling Challenge hosted by super talented baker Amanda the creator of i am baker. Read on to find out more…

 

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This pancake layer cake would be so pretty served at brunch parties, Memorial Day & July 4th holiday celebrations.

Or just go wild and serve it for breakfast.

 

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When you decorate with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries it becomes an all-American themed treat.

Don’t forget to slather on gobs of Homemade Whipped Cream. You can also make Vegan Coconut Cream.

 

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I took this beauty apart to slice it ’cause I knew I would make a huge mess if I kept all the layers together.

I bet  you are more skilled than I ~ you might be able to keep the layers together when you slice…

 

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This is Amanda describes the Food Styling Challenge: “I asked 12 different fabulously talented bloggers if they would be up for a little challenge.  With $25 total and the common theme of Chocolate Cake, I was dying to see what they could produce.  I requested that they shop only second hand, but were able to buy and use any props within their budget.”

 

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Well you guys know I am ALWAYS up for a creative challenge. I said yes immediately!!

 

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There was somethin’ I had to consider: I have not had the time to master baking here at 10,000 feet. I figured pancakes are really cake (Let’s not fool ourselves here.) Layered with creamy whipped cream they become a cake. No joke. They are not as sensitive to the altitude.

Sooooo…where did I find my props? I head out to Durango frequently to see my surgeon (remember I had a torn ACL ~ well it’s now fixed.)

Durango is about 2 hours and 15 minutes from Telluride, so when i’m there I take time to shop and PLAY!

 

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Carefully staying within my $25.00 budget I found these gorgeous beaded glass plates, cup and saucer.

And this kitty that i’m obsessed with.

 

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Kitty also has a puppy pal ~ keep your eyes peeled for them in many photos.

Chocolate Pancake Layer Cake | the BEST Breakfast or Dessert! on MarlaMeridith.com

 

What are some of your food styling strengths and challenges?

 

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Food Styling Challenge Bloggers (check back each month for more)

 

 

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~ Marla Meridith

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24 thoughts on “Chocolate Pancake Layer Cake – Gluten Free

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Marla! You did amazing! Feeling so lucky to have you participate and bring your creativity and talent to the table. I want to dive right into these fantastic pancakes!

  2. Wow, this is so pretty!! I love this idea and oh my gosh those strawberries and blueberries look so good. Your pictures are amazing!