Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cake Crazy

Cake crazy, sugar crazy, chocolate crazy, you name it. Its surrounding my life lately, and I simply cannot hide it.

Usually from Valentine's Day until the end of April, I go through what I call "birthday season", a period of time when a cluster of my friends and family members have birthdays, one after the other. I decided to bake a cake for one of them this year and used the birthday cake recipe from Williams Sonoma's book, Cake. I did not know what to expect, but I was determined to not make it look like an undefined, lopsided sculpture.

The cake turned out moist, well blended and satisfyingly filling. I cheated a little by not making the chocolate buttercream frosting and used prepared frosting instead. I just could not waste the surplus we had from a previous endeavor. To make matters worse, I ran out of frosting and had to use cookie frosting for the lettering so up close it looks like a creation from a true novice. However, I added chocolate chips inside the cake for a little more personality, hoping to surprise eaters that what you see is not what you always get.


To try the recipe, check out the link at Williams Sonoma: Classic Birthday Cake .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good recipe. I'll have to try it =)