Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I asked Mr H to choose the cake he would like for his birthday this year. Usually this is partly his choice and partly which ever child speaks loudest about what they want.
This year he gave me two options - A White Christmas or a Giant Chocolate Cake. I don't get why he would want a cake decorated like a snowy Christmas for his birthday.
I went with the choccy one.
I quite enjoy making a cake. But I don't like having to serve the cake to people other than the kids who think anything covered in icing is a master piece.
When it became clear I was going to have 10 people at dinner to eat the cake I got a little nervous.
But away I went.
The cakes are so decadent that it took over two hours of cooking time for them.
The ganache icing has 700grams of chocolate and a tub of cream.
It was more a game of being patient and letting time do its job of cooking/cooling/setting.
And when if finally came time to serve it up it was well worth the six hours this cake took from start to finish.
It didn't look like the picture. But it did look and taste mighty fine.
Do you think you can have too much chocolate in a cake?