Saturday, 2 May 2009

Death by Chocolate

One of the better things to do with an unlimited internet access at home is look up recipes to fatten one's loved ones with. Mum turned 88 a fortnight ago and I bought an enormous cake from Goldilocks in Ali Mall but she wasn't feeling very cheerful that day that we've postponed and postponed her little birthday party until today. I wanted to make a simple cake but couldn't decide what kind until I came across a recipe from a fantastic site.

The first time I've heard of Death by Chocolate was when I was at university, and a guy who is now a chef de cuisine made it for a formal dinner function and I thought it was pretty clever. I'm not really a cake person. For the most part I think store-bought cakes are invariably dry and as exciting as a glass of water. I thought I'd give it a go after finding a recipe online. I wanted to vary it a bit so I added a dash of peppermint oil to the frosting and the result was pretty fantastic. Also, I shaved some of the remaining bittersweet chocolate I got from Chocolate Lovers.

The cake was moist and delicious and potentially lethal for folks who have heart and blood pressure problems, i.e., my entire family. The pic actually looks horrible because I got carried away with the frosting but all in all it was a fabulous cake!

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