Dispensing Happiness

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.-Elsa Schiapirelli

That's me, the magical good cook.

Borrowing from my friend Dexygus, I've created my own food blog.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dellicious Death


What better way to celebrate Agatha Christie's 120th birthday Wednesday than with this aptly-named cake?

Taken from the Miss Marple novel A Murder is Announced, it's a flourless dark chocolate cake, filled with boozy raisins, cherries & ginger & topped with ganache. Crushed candied roses & violets as decorations, along with, in this case, gold luster dust. (recipe calls for gold leaf but with one day to assemble ingredients I was out of luck. ...No, I don't have gold leaf in my pantry. At least, not all the time.)

Not a cake I'd enjoy personally (once you add fruit I lose interest) but definitely a treat in a rationing-weary England...even if its unfortunate moniker was foreshadowing. Poor Bunny.

6 Thoughts for food:

At 8:04 AM, Blogger bellini valli said...

Happiness would be a slice of this "death by chocolate" cake.

At 10:28 PM, Blogger Brilynn said...

Boozy fruit + chocolate = awesome!!

At 8:37 PM, Blogger Cakelaw said...

This looks great - I made it too.

At 1:13 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

BV; my in-laws devoured it. Not their usual eating pattern, but apparently it only lasted a few days!

At 1:14 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...


So good to see you here.

Yeah, if that's what you like? Great cake.

At 1:16 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Hi Cakelaw!!!!

You did? That's fantastic. I didn't upload anything to their page, because I don't FB.


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