Last weekend I had the chance to make cakes for my friend’s baby’s Christening. She asked for a really chocolate rich Chocolate cake, and that is what I did!
I found a really promising recipe and tuned it a bit for even smoother outcome. Let me tell you, it was UNBELIEVABLE (had to make one cake just for me! 😀 )
One interesting thing about this cake, was that there isn’t actually any chocolate used in making the cake, just coca powder. Before this recipe I really have thought that you can’t get a chocolate-rich and moist taste from cocoa powder, you must use chocolate. I was proved wrong – I found a revelation from the combo coco powder + hot water. Have to try this combo in some other recipes too!
I made a chocolate ganache for the filling as well as for the topping. A good match, chocolate with chocolate… 😉
Yummy! I might have to get another piece from the fridge now. 😛
Have a great week everyone ❤
Okay, welcome year 2017! I have big hopes on you… 😉
Christmas time was quite short this year, but anyhow really lovely and warm ❤
I feel like I’ve gained a few pounds during these past two weeks, with all the Christmas food, chocolates, cakes…you name it! 😀
For Christmas, I made more of those Christmas Rockyroads (if you remember from my last post), some Christmas tree-shaped meringues, different truffles, peppermint-chocolate cookies, gingerbread cookies, apple-cinnamon mousse cake, and also some cake for my friends.. 😉
Here is a Christmas overload of photos for you to check out:
Oh, they were all so goooooood….. I think I have still a few cookies left, maybe I could enjoy them this coming Friday to celebrate this Christmas time. 🙂
This New Year’s Eve was pretty calm and collected this year. My hubby and I were just home, we had a lovely dinner, and of course some Chocolate cake! 😉 At midnight we went outside for a walk to check out the fireworks in our neighborhood. It was actually a very relaxing way to spend New Year’s!
And to start off this year in a healthy way, I made us healthy smoothies to start with yesterday morning: Blueberry-cardamom smoothies with a hint of maca-root powder we got for Christmas. Delicious and healthy!
I wish you all a really happy and joyful New Year with lots and lots of good times with family and friends ❤ Happy New Year!