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Excuse for Chocolate Cake

My cell group decided to celebrate the June babies' special day last Sunday and of course, I jumped on the occasion to bake a cake. What could be more irresistible or fail-proof other than a chocolate cake?

This is a scaled down version of my original intention of making a sophisticated looking 4-layer cake. I only made a 2-layered one. Not that it would be any more trouble or difficult, but rather, I think it would really be too rich to handle right after lunch!

What do you think about my decoration? Well, I liked it cuz it was my first decorated cake ever :) I bought those lovely sugar flowers and metallic balls a couple of weeks ago and was really eager to use them. But nice and pretty as they look, they are definitely not really the best thing to eat; they were a bit hard.

The cake was moist and fudgey, just sweet enough to go with my frosting. There was just the right amount of frosting to cake per bite though I thought the layer in between could be thicker. Maybe that's why I should not have any frosting leftover in the first place! Oh well, maybe I am just a frosting lover but I guess that's that's just me, because I saw some of my friends who scraped away the frosting! How can one eat just the cake without the frosting? Frankly, it is just not right, like a fish out of water, like a fork without a knife! Heck! I really just do not understand! But the cake received compliments all the same :)

Originally, I wanted to try Nigella's Chocolate Fudge Cake but I did not have the sour cream on hand to make it. Oh well, I foresee my next excuse to make a chocolate cake already ;P


Nic said…
I love the decorations. Especially because I am rather icing-challenged. Must make a mental note to practise more.
galinusa said…
Aw that's sweet of you Nic! The trick to icing is not to stress. Let the fun of smearing and spreading take over and creativity will show itself. Ultimately the people who eat the cake will be able to feel your love put into it :) That's all that really matters anyways :)
eatzycath said…
I love all things chocolate and yours look really good for afternoon tea - am writing this post close to lunchtime and it looks like I will be looking for a slice of choco-cake to feed the crave that has just developed after this visit!!

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