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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Daddy's Cake


Matt got to pick what he wanted for dinner and dessert on Father's day; so I made him a simple chocolate cake.


Don't tell my in-law's, but while the chocolate cake keeps to the 'simple' with just a little butter, a cup of flour, some cocoa, sugar and vanilla? It also needs 8 eggs. I kid you not; I triple-checked the recipe, that's how thrown I was.

Two very dense cake layers, split in two, and frosted with a wonderfully fudgy frosting: butter and cream, and 12 ounces of Calebaut, melted, stirred and chilled, then beaten to a spreadable consistency.

But that wasn't good enough; I had to 'jazz' it up a little. So, I topped it with some edible decoration, with a chocolate base.

He seemed to like it...and hey, wasn't that the point?

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At 10:53 PM, Blogger CameraDawktor said...

Woah, I was like....simple chocolate cake?........that looks fancy!

Looks delicious too. Yum, I want some!

At 1:06 AM, Blogger Sara said...

How beautiful!

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks, Cameradawktor! No, I couldn't just let it be...I had to dress it up a bit, you know?!

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thank you, Sara!

At 1:37 PM, Blogger jenjen said...

I love chocolate, very decadent cake, yumm

At 2:07 PM, Blogger CameraDawktor said...

Where could we find the recipe you used, did you get it online or from a cookbook?

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

JenJen, it really was!

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Cameradawktor; the recipe came from Donna Hay's Flavors.

Which is a book worth having, anyway...it's jam-packed with fabulous recipes.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Jen(nifer) said...

Holy CHOCOLATE! I am not a love of the C word (I know, I know...I am weird) however it looks drippingly decadent!

8 EGGS!!! Wow.

At 1:00 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Yeah, I'm not chocolate-crazy, either; Jen...but it sure is pretty! Matt said it was a very dense cake.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Niki said...

Hooly Dooly! And fathers' day in June - how weird!!!! :-)

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Niki...when is your Father's Day?

I remember being thrown off a bit when we went to Ireland; our second or third day, we stopped in a small PO to get postcards and stamps. I kept seeing Mother's Day cards, and started to panic...was it here already? Had I forgotten?

It was then I realized Ireland's Mother's day was a good two months before the US!


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