My husband's birthday is coming up and I asked him if he has a favorite cake. He really doesn't, other than ice cream cake. Since we're traveling to another location that day, I can't bring an ice cream cake with us. He then said the idea of a cake made like a giant Yodel was very appealing to him too.
So, I'm thinking it would have to be sort of like a Buche de Noel, a rolled chocolate cake, with a vanilla creme interior. But, it would need a hard milk chocolate exterior, one which would "crack", like a Yodel does.
Any bakers have any recipes or ideas how I'd go about doing this? I'm particularly mystified about how to do this type of hard shell frosting since I'm very inexperienced with cake baking in general.