Yesterday seemed like a good day for cake. I tried Martha's Chocolate Cake with Whipped Frosting. They were a natural fit, since the cake calls for 3 egg yolks, and the frosting 3 egg whites. But the frosting was a little too meringue-y for me. Too light and airy. I decided that I like my frostings to be thick, heavy, and butter-based. I guess that makes me a buttercream person? The cake itself was delightful. I added just a touch more buttermilk than called for in the recipe to counteract our dry desert air, and it turned out moist and delicious. I'd definitely make it again, but next time I think I'll pair it with buttercream.
Elliot kept sneaking bites when I wasn't looking. I gave in and completely ruined his dinner by giving him a slice. Oh well. I have a hard time saying no to that little face.