This week's TWD pick is definitely worthy of being the cover girl. It was gorgeous!
The cake itself was sensational. Really rich and chocolatey. I made minis and didn't have any problems with flat cakes, just the opposite in fact, these rose up into domes and didn't sink at all. I did forget to add the boiling water though. Maybe that had something to do with it?
I also decided not to make the frosting, instead using sweetened whipped cream. I haven't really got my head around the cooked frosting thing yet and am still on the anti-uncooked-egg bandwagon at the moment.
On that note, it seems I can't be trusted reading recipes at the moment. At least 3 times over the past week or so I have either misread something or completely overlooked a vital ingredient or process. I blame pregnancy brain! At least leaving out the water wasn't a problem, the results speak for themselves!
The taste test ...
Yum! I really loved this cake. The only problem I had was when it came to slicing it up. The cake wanted to slide all over the place on its pillows of whipped cream and the whole thing turned into a gooey delicious mess pretty quickly!
I'm really glad I made a mini version though because this would have been really dangerous to eat just between 3 of us! Thanks to Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater for this week's pick.