Wow that is a long title! But the cake had a very long name. Here is another blog for my new ‘series’ (if I can even call it that) about food. Today I shall be talking about this cake. I once again don’t have any photos, because the story behind this one is;
In February it was my mums birthday and I said I’d make her a cake and her requirements for the cake was interesting and possibly chocolate so I found this one.
This cake is from Nigella Lawsons’s : How To Be A Domestic Goddess.
It was a simple enough recipe to follow, a mix most of the dry ingredients together in one bowl then the rest in another and finally mix the two together.
Overall I wasn’t that impressed with the cake, it came out very dry. Personally I’m a bit hit and miss with chocolate cake anyway but this one was slightly under cooked through the middle as well, as I said came out really dry so it wasn’t my favorite cake I’ve ever made.
The icing however was fabulous! It was so good. It was probably slightly more complicated than normal icing because it involved more ingredients, such as dark and milk chocolate, sour-cream, butter, golden syrup, icing sugar and vanilla extract. But it was worth it! Words can not describe how good it was. I think I will have to find an amazing chocolate cake recipe and pair it with this icing and then I may have found my perfect chocolate cake!
So this post is shorter than last weeks, but I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Next weeks food post will definitely have photos to accompany it I can guarantee it!
I’m trying to figure out when I can bake more so I can do more detailed and better posts about things I’ve made recently rather than relying on my memory (cue Cats to play in my head!) of things I’ve made in the past but I will work it out!
I shall see you next time