It's my birthday in 2 weeks. Help me figure out what birthday cake (or pie) I want my mother to make for me.
I want a cake with chocolate, which I like dark. I do not want milk or white chocolate. I do not like particularly sweet cakes. I also like chocolate with any nuts, most fruit (but little is in season now), coffee, caramel, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom -- almost anything. I have no objections to using alcohol. I like ganache and icing but am not wedded to them, so unfrosted is fine. I like recipes that are a bit unusual, that I haven't tried before, and are a little special occasion-y.
(My mother made me this cake
last year. It was her idea, and is more work than I would want to ask her to do again, so less than that. In truth, I don't care if the cake looks professional or not. I don't want fondant.)
I have a lot of flourless chocolate cake recipes and do not want those. I don't terribly want cheesecake, unless someone has a recipe for a chocolate goat cheese one. I am open to pies and cupcakes. I dislike dry cakes.
Assume that we have access to any ingredients and products necessary to make any recipe, and that we have the expertise for any recipe.