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.