So today is a day to go slow, take it easy, relax. We slept late, ate at odd times, avoided all manner of normalicy. Ha. (Is that a word?) Here are a few pictures.
And here is the cake I made for my husband for valentines. We don’t celebrate valentines with anything big. Actually, I think this is the first time we have done anything, and by that I mean he gave me roses and I made him his favorite chocolate cake. It isn’t a big deal to us.
This cake is by far the best recipe I have ever found for a chocolate cake. It is moist and soft and delicious – the only one I ever make now. If you want the recipe you can find it at Simply Recipes. This recipe makes enough for a three-layer chocolate cake, but I only wanted a small one (it is very rich) so I made a third of the recipe. If you love moist cake, this is the one to make.
A few tips:
– Because it is so moist, you have to bake it in small pans. Don’t do like I did one time and make it in a super large one as it will fall apart when you take it out.
– When making the frosting, I found that you can cut the butter down to one third of what it calls for and it still comes out good.
You probably noticed the strawberries on mine. What I did was, after the cake was cool, I cut it in half, frosted the bottom and layered it with cut strawberries, then I put the top half on and frosted that well and decorated it with a few large strawberries cut in half. Mmmmm.
It was good, so don’t delay, make it today. Your taste buds will thank you.