Husband and I have the same birthday, which we'll be celebrating this weekend. I plan to make him/us a Julia Child chocolate-on-chocolate cake flavored with a dash of Grand Marnier (orange liqueur).
I also considered making this Hazelnut-and-Chocolate Meringue Cake from Food and Wine:
Maybe I'll just make BOTH cakes. After all, you only turn 27 on the same day as your husband once, right?
A little secret in the simplistic-yet-somehow-poetic words of Julia Child:
"... the secret of a full, light cake lies in how rapidly and delicately you fold the starch and finally the chocolate and butter into the egg mixture" (p. 495, Vol II).
Find the Hazelnut-and-Chocolate Meringue Cake recipe here.