Thursday, 15 March 2012

Pioneer effort

I have baked cakes successfully for about five years now. However, when I made chocolate cake I had only Betty Crocker to thank for. I finally decided I must try and bake one from scratch. I have a fabulous cook book that Prashani gave me, but I find it a tad intimidating. It calls for half a wine glass of something and being the chemistry lab geek (some may call that OCD) that I am, I need to know what kind of wine glass, etc. because the measurement will vary with the size of the glass, won't it!

And so I searched the fabulous internet and found Candian Living. I buy the magazine on occasion and have found the recipes actually work so I decided to try their chocolate layer cake recipe. It called for at least one last minute run to the shops for two cake pans because I did not have two of the same size to bake the layers. The trouble I have with trying new recipes is that I often find I don't have one ingredient or utensil and when I improvise I mess things up.

I worked on the recipe, following instructions diligently, and produced a pretty yummy cake that didn't look half bad. My only trouble is that all my cakes tend to rise in the middle and doing layers can get tricky. Even though I don't like to I might have to cut the top off to make a nice flat layer cake. I wish I could have shared it with my chocolate loving friends.


The Girl said...

Oh my goodness, that looks so yummy!

The Dork said...

Thank you thank you thank you. Coming from you that means a lot. Because you know I couldn't even do the Betty Crocker cakes back in the day...:)