Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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This cake, it's a good one. I'm not generally a chocolate cake person, but this recipe in the latest edition of Delicious appealed. Dear friends are arriving from the UK in a few weeks and one of their birthdays falls on a day they'll be spending with us - a birthday cake will therefore be required. This cake just looked so moist, the icing so smooth and delicious, that I felt it deserved a trial run to make sure it wasn't just all show.
Having said that I'm not really a chocolate cake person, this one appeals to the aspects of it that I do enjoy. The cake itself is deliciously moist with a really fine crumb. The icing is the best chocolate icing I've ever had - it's close to a ganache, but has even MORE deliciously bad for you things in it than ganache. Suffice to say Ella's eyes literally rolled back in her head as she licked the bowl.

6 comments:

CC said...

Hmm, my latest Delicious is still wrapped in plastic and sitting on the kitchen bench. Looks like I need to crack it open - there's a birthday coming up soon in our household and I had been wondering what to make...

Sarah said...

OH OH OH if only my screen could send some through...

IT looks totally wicked and devine.

CAn you scan the rec for me - pretty please?

Kiki said...

Oh that made me laugh (Ella's eyes rolling back). I can just see it! That would be me too. Your words describe all the attributes of a fine cake for me too.

Don't ask me how I came across this one, but this is the chocolate cake recipe I generally use and then top it with an icing similar to what yours looks here.
http://www.cadbury.com.au/Cadbury-Kitchen/Family-Favourites/Cadbury-Family-Cake.aspx

a lovely evening said...

oh my goodness, that looks and sounds amazing. i'm not the best baker, but it doesn't stop me from trying. i absolutely LOVE your plates, by the way.

PlumStitches said...

yum!

CC said...

I made it! Thanks for the tip-off about the recipe