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 animal crossing new leaf designs. (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 destroi! Like this chocolate peanut butter cake that I dollied up from a Smitten Kitchen recipe herunterladen. 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 gmail.

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