Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chocolate Cake with Whipped Frosting


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.

7 comments:

  1. Mmmm, that looks yummy. And boy do we miss that kid! Give him a big squeeze from his MA cousins!

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  2. Oh, I would too-that is one cute face. And probably even cuter covered in frosting and cake crumbs.

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  3. I have been on a great chocolate cake recipe hunt. Is this the best one you have used?

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  4. I want to bake everything you bake!

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  5. That is just a pretty, pretty cake.

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  6. not a good thing for me to look at, at 2 in the morning at work! Yum-O. I want some right now.

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  7. Woww.. looks super yummy and perfect..
    Kitchen designs

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