Today is my sister’s 27th birthday (how sweet it must be to just turn 27). Since we live at least 1.5 hours from each other, I won’t get to see her today. To help her celebrate, I decided to put a cake up on the blog today, and call it her virtual birthday cake. Last night I discovered that she wanted a Hummingbird Cake, and that my grandmother got that confused with an Italian Cream Cake and accidentally baked the wrong one. Had I known that she wanted a Hummingbird Cake, I would have baked her a virtual one (I still might surprise her this weekend…if I can catch enough hummingbirds!). I know, I know, hummingbirds aren’t actual ingredients in a Hummingbird Cake, and I would totally be grossed out if they were. Today she’ll have to settle for this Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Cake (reminiscent of a certain trademarked candy bar). It’s a fluffy almond cake filled with a coconut mousse that’s coated in dark chocolate and topped with slivered almonds. It isn’t too heavy or too sweet, but definitely satisfying.