Yesterday was my daughter D’s birthday. It was also my friend J’s birthday.
Both Chocoholics! But the similarity ends there.
J likes deep, dark, barely sweet chocolate while D is a fan of the fudgy, gooey tooth-achingly sweet stuff.
And so I did make it. But one taste of the cake and I knew that my candy loving D would not be enamoured.
And so I made that as well, for my daughter.
J’s cake was covered with softly whipped fresh cream. With a whisper of confectioner’s sugar to sweeten it, and a teaspoonful of vanilla bean paste to add another nuance of mystery.
Two fondant elephants sat on the cake (a tribute to her cute twin boys, who are my self-appointed Mandarin teachers!)
D’s cake was baked in a bundt tin and had a luscious, squidgy centre. I poured molten milk chocolate over the top of the cake.
What is your favourite chocolate cake recipe? Do tell.