cake testing

December 9, 2009

introducing: my first time using overheads in cooking

introducing: my first time using overheads in cooking

Just because I’ve been silent doesn’t mean I’ve been languishing in a world-without-food. (And oh-my-goodness I just shuddered involuntarily at the thought of said world. How horrific!)

There’s been recipe testing, oh yes there has! Like this chocolate peanut butter cake that I dollied up from a Smitten Kitchen recipe. And how? By adding a peanut butter mousse insert, cherries through the bottom layer of cake, and a chocolate ganache / peanut butter buttercream (say that three times fast) amalgam piped in pretty rosettey thingies on the top.

gooey peanut chocolate buttery goodness

gooey peanut chocolate buttery goodness

It was for a friend’s birthday picnic and went down a treat (if by treat you mean eight people clutching at their stomachs and clambering for air, and two sugar-holics asking for another slice).

I might try this one again. But with a little bit less crazy and a whole heap more cake.

  • #1
    December 9th, 2009

    The cake looks great! Chocolate and peanut butter combination is always a winner 🙂

  • #2
    December 10th, 2009

    Yep, that sounds like a treat to me! Though, peanut butter and cherries seems like an interesting combo. Does it end up somewhat like the combo of peanut butter and jam in flavour?

  • #3
    December 10th, 2009

    @Jacq: Oh tell me about it! Love love love for the sticky sweet!

    @Simon: It tasted just like a light, fluffy peanut butter and chunky jam sandwich… but with bread made from super moist chocolate cake. Which was awesome. And rich. Oh so rich…

  • #4
    December 11th, 2009

    Awesomecakkkeeeess!! I wannntttt!! I might have to try that recipe too sometime then…

  • #5
    December 12th, 2009

    That cake is gorgeous, I’m so jealous of your cakebaking skills!

  • #6
    December 15th, 2009

    @FFichiban: It’s awesome. Super sticky and messy but really awesome. I’m gonna perfect it and hand it out all willy nilly, cos that’s what I do 🙂

    @Rose: Heee! Thanks dudette 🙂

  • #7
    December 17th, 2009

    YUM! The cake look gorgeous, you’ve done an awesome job.

  • #8
    January 4th, 2010

    cake looks beautiful shez