We all know that the easiest chocolate cake is one someone else makes. That being said, this one is pretty easy to make, if a bit unexpected. It’s been awhile since I baked and all sorts of weird things are happening. I’m not complaining, it makes things much more interesting in the kitchen. There is mayonnaise in this cake and hot coffee and you need to use every mixing bowl in your kitchen. Uh…well, if you say so. And the good people at America’s Test Kitchen do say so.
We are taking a detour from making actual food and for the next few weeks we will be baking cakes! Our first cake is a chocolate chip cake based on a recipe Six found in an old Cook’s Country cookbook. Read more
I did it again. I made Contessa Garten’s chocolate cake with mocha frosting and I feel no shame. None. I feel a little queasy from having eaten so much cake but I can live with that. It’s my birthday week so I started it off by taking Six to Disneyland then I made this cake and then I ate a bunch of cake and then for the rest of the week I am going to try and have my favorite foods from my favorite restaurants for one meal a day.
That’s how I can cheat out of recipe challenge! I’ll write about all the foods I love to eat! Did I say cheat? I totally meant…uh…weasel my way out of. Read more
Julia’s Queen of Sheba cake is delicious. Let me see if I can find a free clip of Julia making this cake. It’s delightful. She has a tray she puts all the ingredients on so she won’t forget any of them and then almost forgets one. I love her. Here is Julia making her Queen of Sheba. Julia says this is the best chocolate cake you’ve ever put in your mouth. No disrespect intended but Contessa Garten’s chocolate cake I made awhile ago is better. That thing is dangerous. Read more
This week I made Contessa Garten’s Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting. This cake is too delicious. I am warning you, do not make it. You will eat as much of it as you can so that other people cannot have any. It will become your precious. You have been warned. I am going back to the kitchen to shovel more cake in my face. I wish I was kidding. Read more